Lebanese Pilgrim Killed in Iraq Bus Bombingإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A Lebanese man was killed when a passenger bus carrying 29 Lebanese pilgrims was targeted by a bomb blast in Iraq, the National News Agency reported on Monday.
NNA said the Lebanese Charge d'Affaires in Baghdad, Huzaa Sharif, informed Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour that Hussein Nahle was killed and two others suffered minor injuries in the explosion that took place in the city of Samarra, 125 kilometers north of Baghdad.
The remaining passengers on the bus were not harmed, the agency added.
Media reports said the pilgrims are from Ali Qobaissi pilgrimage organization.
Monday was the second day of deadly violence in Iraq ahead of the first anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. forces. A series of attacks targeting both Iraqi security forces and civilians killed 32 people a day after 19 people died in a string of attacks.
In May, three Lebanese pilgrims were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their bus in Ramadi.