Iran: Pilgrims Slaughter in Iraq Condemned by Parliament Speaker November 25, 2016 World News & Articles 143 Source: Fars News Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned the Thursday’s terrorist attack in Hilla region of Iraq. “Tehran will continue cooperation with Baghdad in fight against terrorism and extremism,” Larijani said on Friday. A truck bomb went off in the Shoumeli village, 120 kilometers Southeast of Baghdad, targeting vehicles loaded with passengers most of them Iranians who were returning home from the holy shrines in Iraq after Arbaeen rituals. The Iranian parliament speaker called on Iran’s foreign ministry and national relief aid agencies to help deliver medical services to the injured people. Reports so far put the number of the dead at more than 71, including 24 Iranians with a lot more injured. The ISIL has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.