Global Security Watch > Tight security in Iraqi city for Shia pilgrimage
[Khaleej Times : Middle East News] Iraqi security forces recently seized a vast weapons cache near Karbala, without being able to determine who was hiding it. They have also found hand grenades, and even explosives hidden in flag staffs, in vehicle checks of people heading to Karbala.
[Pat Dollard | Young Americans] Stupid Taunting Leads To Rare Sunni-Shiite Battle In Baghdad ...: One leader of a U.S.-backed Sunni militia in Dora said in an interview today that the violence broke out Saturday evening after Sunnis complained to the Iraqi soldiers about the taunting.
[Investor's Iraq Forum] Police use sonar to detect explosives in Karbala (Voices of Iraq): Three special vehicles using sonar to detect explosives will be used within security measures in Karbala during the Arbaeen pilgrimage, an official security source said. Read the entire article at IraqiUpdates.com .
[Nevada Thunder] Shiite Pilgrims Targeted in Attacks: The suicide bomber targeted travelers near Iskandariyah, as authorities have fortified the capital and Karbala to keep away extremists. Those are the main areas where rituals are performed to commemorate the end of the 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most revered figures.
[Steve Shickles] Security boost in Iraq shrine cities for Shiite pilgrimage (AFP): An Iraqi soldier secures the Imam Al-Hussein's shrine in Karbala. Tens of thousands AFP - Tens of thousands of Iraqi troops and police have deployed in the shrine cities of Karbala and Najaf for the 10-day Ashura ceremony marking Shiite .
[iamiraqi Forums : The Iraq Focus] The Iraq Focus : Encouraging News for Iraq: During her many meetings with local Iraqis since the start of her tour in October, 2006, LTC Holloway has realized that "the rebuilding of Iraq is more than just mortar and bricks; it is the rebuilding of peoples lives that have been devastated by the many years of war in Iraq...There is indeed a cry for help and it is the cry of the "War Widows."
[Steve Shickles] Iraq masses security forces for Shiite festival (AFP): More than 30000 members of the Iraqi AFP - More than 30000 members of the Iraqi security forces will be deployed in Karbala for a Shiite pilgrimage at the end of the month expected to draw millions of people, the shrine citys police .
[News on Iraq] Iraq masses security forces for Shiite festival (AFP): AFP - More than 30,000 members of the Iraqi security forces will be deployed in Karbala for a Shiite pilgrimage at the end of the month expected to draw millions of people, the shrine city’s police chief said.
[Global News Blog] World News - General - Iran Stepping Up Its Uranium Work: Suicide Bomber Kills 40 at Iraq Highway Rest Stop Shiite Muslims making a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala were targeted by a suicide bomber. Bomb Kills Pakistani General, 7 Others Pakistani state television reports .
[Testdiffcount500106's Weblog] Good news from Iraq, part 34: In Karbala Governorate, LGP and LGA members met to map out forthcoming activities and to plan a conference on the impending Constitution to raise public awareness. On July 17 LGA members and the LGP met with the Provincial Council (PC) .