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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack South of Baghdad, which claimed the lives of more than 70 people and injured 20 others on Thursday.

RedStateWatcher reported:

Falah al-Radhi, head of the provincial security committee for the Babylon province, said that the truck-borne bomb mainly killed Iranian Shia pilgrims who were returning from observing Arba’een, an annual religious event in the holy city of Karbala. Iraqi citizens are also believed to be among the wounded and dead.

On this Thanksgiving Day, we surely can be thankful to live in the greatest country on Earth, where life is peaceful and free; a far cry from what is happening in the Middle East.