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In nearby Karbala, a car bomb detonated near a police station, killing three and wounding 20 others.The Forgotten War
August 16, 2011
He was killed on the tenth of Muharram (Ashura) in the year 680 on the plain of Karbala, in what is now Iraq.Will Iran Ignite?
December 16, 2009
“The blood of our martyrs [is] the continuation of the blood of the martyrs of Karbala,” he proclaimed.Iran's Supreme Revolutionary
June 22, 2009
The members of the highest degree reside at Karbala, the sacred city.Modern Persia
Mooshie G. Daniel
A garland of cakes of Karbala clay is tied round the neck of the corpse.
- a town in central Iraq: the chief holy city of Iraq and centre of Shiah Muslim pilgrimage; burial place of Mohammed's grandson Husain. Pop: 460 000 (2005 est)