SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — Security Commission member said here yesterday that the security forces arrested ten suspects, who were planning to hit the pilgrims during their religious rites.
Jassim al-Fatlawi said that "according to intelligence information, ten suspects were arrested who were planning to hit the pilgrims with bombs, trapped vehicles and rockets launching".
No details were given on their connections and the areas to be hit.
This month's religious visit commemorates the birth of Imam al-Mehdi, the 12th Shia Muslim Imam, due next Friday, where some millions will visit Holy City of Karbala.
Karbala, center of the province, lies 108 km south west of the capital, Baghdad. —http://www.shafaqna.com/english