Afghans seemingly amongst 77 killed in Iraq truck bombing

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The Ministry of International Affairs of Afghanistan has launched an investigation concerning the doable casualties of the Afghan nationals in a lethal truck bombing in Iraq.

The Ministry of International Affairs (MoFA) stated the ministry has launched a right away investigation in coordination with the Embassy of Afghanistan in Baghdad after studies emerged that some Afghan nationals have been amongst these killed or wounded within the assault.

Strongly condemning the assault that left at the least 77 lifeless, the ministry stated it’s going to take speedy steps for the switch of the deceased people and remedy of those that have sustained accidents.

MoFA stated additionally it is involved with the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran amid studies that some pilgrims injured within the assault have been transferred to the nation.

The incident occurred on Thursday after a truck filled with explosives was rammed into the convoy of the pilgrims at a petroleum station and restaurant close to Hilla, some 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

A number of buses carrying pilgrims had stopped there on their manner residence from commemorating Arbaeen within the holy metropolis of Karbala. Some 40 folks have been wounded.

The jihadist group Islamic State stated it carried out the assault.

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