IRAQ TO HANG MAN BEHIND 2012 TWIN CAR BOMBINGS IN KARBALA MARKET
November 30, 2018:
A local court in the Iraqi province of Karbala sentenced to death on 29 November 2018 a man convicted of being behind two car bombings in a market six years ago. (Sources: kurdistan24.net, 29/11/2018)
The incident occurred in 2012 in the vegetable market of the Karbala town of Al-Hindiya and resulted in the deaths of seven people, wounding more than 30 others.
The Supreme Judicial Council in a statement said that the Karbala Criminal Court considered the defendant’s case, convicted him of having carried out the attacks, and sentenced him to be “hung to death.”
The statement did not reveal the identity of the alleged terrorist.
“The terrorist admitted to exploding the two cars,” the statement read, adding that the court issued its verdict according to the Iraqi anti-terrorism law.