Baghdad (AIN) –The Secretary of the Holy Shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim announced that the visitors who attended Kadhimiya city to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Kadhim exceeded seven million pilgrims, among them (42,000) foreigners.
The Secretary General of Imam Musa al-Kadhim holy shrine, Fadhel al-Anbari, reported in press conference held in Kadhimiya city ''The pilgrimage started sooner this year, when it started seven days earlier, and the surveillance cameras monitored the peak time at the Wednesday night where the number of visitors exceeded seven million, among them (42,000) persons from outside Iraq.''
"The security side played an important role in serving the visitors, since no security breach was registered, though all challenges due to current crisis in security situation,'' he added.
"The mourning processions are cooperating with the security forces to protect the visitors who attended to perform rituals of commemorating martyrdom of Imam Musa al-Kadhim (PBUH),'' he pointed out. END