According to Noon news website, the intensified security measures
come following intelligence reports suggesting the possibility of a terrorist
attack in Karbala province.
A police spokesman in the holy city said intelligence services
and security forces have taken precautionary measures and set up checkpoints to
defuse any possible security threats against civilians.
Iraq has seen a surge in terrorist attacks on civilian
targets in recent months, following victories achieved by the Arab country’s
army and popular forces against the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group.
In the latest carnage, at least 39 people were killed and 57
more injured after a terrorist car bomb attack rocked a busy square in Sadr
City, a Shia-populated suburban district of Baghdad on Monday.
Also, three bomb blasts killed 29 people across Baghdad on
Saturday while an attack near the city of Najaf claimed the lives of seven
policemen on Sunday. Daesh claimed responsibility for both assaults.