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    Daesh Claims Deadly Minivan Blast in Iraq’s Karbala – Reports

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    DOHA (Sputnik) - The Daesh* terror group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the minivan bombing that killed 12 near the Iraqi city of Karbala, the Daesh-linked Amaq news agency said.

    The bomb was set off on Friday near the northern entrance to the city, revered by Shiite Muslims. It reportedly triggered a fire and a blast in the gas-powered vehicle.

    A suspect thought to have planted the bomb has been detained, according to al-Sumaria television channel.

    Iraqi security forces continue to root out militants after announcing Daesh defeat in 2017.

    *Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State/IS), a terrorist group banned in Russia and a wide number of other countries.

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