ISIS terrorist organization on Saturday claimed responsibility for bus bombing that killed 12 people near the Iraqi city of Karbala.
Terrorists planted an explosive device on a bus at an entrance to the city, two police spokesmen said.
The blast was one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since ISIS was declared defeated inside Iraq in 2017.
The group’s sleeper cells continue to wage an insurgency and carry out sporadic attacks across the country.
On Saturday security was tight on the roads leading to Karbala with added checkpoints searching cars.
The security situation in Iraq was dramatically improved after Iraqi security forces fully defeated the extremist IS militants across the country late in 2017.