Karbala security meet focuses on plans to protect Ashura mourners
By: Ismail Zabeeh
HOLY CITY OF KARBALA, Iraq: Holy Karbala police
headship held a security conference to debate security plans and tight
measure aimed at protecting millions of Husseini mourners who will
gather in this holy city to observe Ashura –Muharram 9-10 – marking
the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Al-Hussein (p) along with his 72
near and dear ones some 1,400 years ago in the burning desert of
Karbala for safety of Islam and Shariah and protection of high human
Karbala governor, chieftains of tribes, elite, dignitaries and heads
of Husseini mourning groups attended the meeting.
The meeting decided to place security barrier around Holy Karbala
before beginning of Ashura; more than 8,000 policemen will be deployed
across the Holy city particularly in the region that lays between two
holy shrines – Husseini and Abbasi -; motorbikes, cycles, and carts
that are pushed with animals will not be allowed to enter in the
center of the city while every pilgrim will go into operation of
checking for at least eight times as investigation points will be set
up across the holy city.
Police chief urged all citizens to fully cooperate with the security
forces, remain vigilant and inform immediately as soon as they come to
know about any suspected element. He also warned hotel owners from
sheltering foreigners or those Iraqis who do not keep particular
The meeting also decided that no food or drink will be served to the
pilgrims except after its checking by the police aimed at protecting
the Husseini mourners from being poisoned through food or drinks at
the hands of terrorists.
It further said that every Husseini group coming to the holy Karbala
for Ashura observation will be flanked by at least three policemen
known by the chief of the group. Also, buses will be specified to
carry the mourners to the holy city.
The participants of the conference discussed ways to make this
security plan successful.
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