Ahead of pilgrimage, Iran border crossing closed due to Iraq unrest

Ahead of pilgrimage, Iran border crossing closed due to Iraq unrest...
msn.com 03/10/2019 News

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A border crossing between Iran and Iraq, which is due to be used by hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslim worshippers at an annual pilgrimage this month, has been closed because of unrest in Iraq, Iranian state television reported on Thursday.
A senior Iranian pilgrimage official told state television that the Khosravi border crossing was closed, but other crossings were open ahead of the pilgrimage in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala.
The state news agency IRNA said the Chazabeh crossing, which had been closed late on Wednesday, had reopened.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said last week 3 million Iranian pilgrims were expected to visit Kerbala for the religious ritual of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.
Anti-government protests have turned violent in recent days in Iraq, with at least 19 people reported killed.
(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by John Stonestreet and Alison Williams)

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