HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Said Al-Hakim
in the holy city of Najaf has strongly condemned two car bomb blasts
in the holy city of Karbala which left more than 200 pilgrims of
Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) and his brother Al-Abbas (AS) martyred and
?We denounce this criminal act,? the Ayatullah said a a statement
issued from his Holy Najaf office.
Over 200 innocent devotees of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (AS) and Al-Abbas
(AS) were martyred near the holy shrine of Al-Abbas (AS) on Saturday
April 28 when they were heading to the shrines for evening prayers.
He held international and regional powers i.e. United Nations, Arab
League, and OIC responsible to restrict such grave offenses against
humanity which give courage to the criminals to keep continue their
He urged officials to activate Anti-Terrorism law to curb terrorism.
The statement prayed for high ranks of the martyrs, patience and
forbearance for the bereaved families and early recovery of the
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