Kabala (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces arrested on Saturday six terrorists, who plotted to carry out terrorist attacks during Shiite celebrations of the religious ritual of Arbaeen.
The six terrorists, including a woman, were nabbed during a counter-terrorism operation in Samaraa and al Jallam cities, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a press statement.
The arrestees, according to statement, “plotted to carry out a series of terrorist attacks to spoil Shiite celebrations of the Arbaeen religious festival.”
Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
Hussein, the third Shia Imam, was killed in battle at Karbala in the 7th Century.
His martyrdom is considered a defining event in the schism between Sunnis and Shiite Muslims.