TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Press Shia) – A suicide bomber blew himself up at a gas station near the Iraqi capital on Thursday killing more than 80 people including those returning from the Arbaeen Pilgrimage in the city of Karbala.

The blast occurred in a village located 120 kilometers away from Baghdad. The attacker detonated his car near a gas station and a cafe with Iranian pilgrims.

ISIL has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia