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Baghdad bombed on occasion of Ashoura

Thousands of Shiite pilgrims from across the world gather on the occasion of Ashoura, which falls on November 4, this year, in Karbala, 80 km south west of Baghdad. People gather round to observe mourning rituals commemorating the struggle of Imama Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad for struggle of truth against falsehood.

The recent bombings however, turned the occasion into a hell hole where at least 23 people have died. The bombings have been carried out by the Islamic State Group which has claimed due responsibility for the same. Both the car bomb attacks were targeted towards the Shiite pilgrims and their tents who were on their way to Karbala. 139308121440294213993383

It is a common phenomenon to see the Sunni insurgents attack the Shiite sect in this festival of mourning which they consider to be the “biggest infidel event”. The Islamist State Group militants control the major portion of the country after the receding of the US troops in 2011.

The bombings happened in spite of the Iraqi government’s deployment of tight security and intelligence members to protect the pilgrims. The governor of Karbala district expects the number of pilgrims to go up this year considering the past successful military operations by Iraqi forces. But with the recent bombings and killing, it will have to possible look into the security measures taken and a different stand to ensure a more peaceful event.

About The Author

David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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