11 March 2019 :
An Iraqi court has sentenced two men to death by hanging for their involvement in a suicide bomb attack at a religious shrine in the central province of Salahudin.
“The Karkh criminal court has looked into the case of two defendants involved in a suicide bombing that targeted visitors of a religious shrine in Balad district of Salahudin, leaving scores dead and wounded,” Alghad Press quoted the media center of the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq as saying in a statement on 4 March 2019.
The two defendants admitted that the attack “was only meant to achieve terrorist ends and undermine security and stability in the country,” the statement read.
The court ruling was issued pursuant to article 4/1 of the anti-terrorism law, added the statement.