Arrest warrants issued for 20 accused in blast in Sadr's Baghdad stronghold

Nationalist Sadr and Iranian-backed paramilitary chief Hadi al-Amiri announced on Tuesday an alliance between their blocs. (Reuters)

Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council has issued arrest warrants for 20 people accused of involvement in a blast that killed 18 people in the Baghdad stronghold of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose bloc won an election marred by fraud allegations, state TV reported.

Nationalist Sadr and Iranian-backed paramilitary chief Hadi al-Amiri, who won first and second place respectively in the May vote, announced on Tuesday an alliance between their blocs.

 

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