ISIS has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq on Tuesday, the militant group’s news agency Amaq reported.
The roadside bomb killed three pilgrims as they walked to a holy site near the northeastern Iraqi city of Khanaqin.
Baghdad has deployed reinforcements, consisting of two army brigades, to the city of Qa'im, northwest Baghdad near the Syrian border, "in anticipation of possible ISIS attacks across the border,” an Iraqi military source said Tuesday.
The procedure came a few days after ISIS militants seized control of new sites in the Syrian province of Deir el-Zor, near the border with Iraq.
The brigades have been deployed close to the Syrian border to repel any probable attacks by ISIS targeting the Iraqi border, the source said.