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Security forces close al-Aimmah Bridge

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2021-03-08T20:58:26+0000
Security forces close al-Aimmah Bridge

Shafaq News/ Security forces closed Jisr al-Aimmah in Baghdad in the Aftermath of the explosion that took place earlier today, Monday.

A source told Shafaq News Agency, "Security forces completely closed the bridge and prevented of the passengers' movement."

The source added is searching the bridge for other explosives.

An explosion rocked earlier this evening Jisr Al-Aimmah bridge leading to Al-Kadhimiyah in Baghdad.

A source told Shafaq News Agency, "a mysterious explosion took place on al-Aimmah Bridge linking between al-A'dhamiyah and Al-Kadhimiyah."

Another source revealed that the blast resulted from a hand grenade thrown by unidentified persons, injuring ten people. 

The source added that security forces arrested a suspect near Abu Hanifah al-No'man neighborhood. 

"The situation is stable now on the bridge. The security forces tightened the measures and started searching the pilgrims," the source continued. 

The security media cell said that a hand grenade exploded in a dumpster near Jisr al-Aimmah in Baghdad, injuring eight citizens. 

"Security forces started an investigation to reveal the circumstances of the incident and pursue the perpetrators. The pilgrims continue their march to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Al-Kadhim," the cell added. 

The source added that pilgrims walk through this bridge to reach the religious sites in Al-Kadhimiyah.

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