November 2016: Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS Suicide Bomber
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. François Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS Suicide Bomber
- On November 24, 2016, a deadly attack occurs in southern Iraq. As many Shiite pilgrims make their way through the country on one of the largest religious pilgrimages, an ISIS suicide bomber detonates a truck. The explosive-laden truck is parked at a roadside service station when the attack occurs. At least 80 people die in the attack, most of them Shiite pilgrims on their way home from Arbaeen. The attack comes just two days after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi applauded the efforts of the Iraqi security forces for keeping the Shiite pilgrims safe.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Hadi Mizban