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3/4/04

Iranian ambulances arrive in Karbala to transfer injured pilgrims

A number of Iranian ambulances arrived in Karbala on Wednesday night to transfer the victims of Karbala's Ashoura Day terrorist attacks, which led to martyrdom and injury of hundreds of innocent pilgrims, IRNA reported from Baghdad.

According to IRNA correspondent from Al-Hussain Hospital of Karbala, operations aimed at transferring the Iranian injured victims of the Ashoura Day blasts in Karbala and Kazemein have already started, and the ambulances will likely be heading for Iraq-Iran's Khosravi border within an hour.

There is no exact account on the number of the Iranian ambulances that arrived in Karbala on Wednesday night, but the IRNA correspondent there has seen at least 25 of them parked at the yard of Karbala's Al-Hussain Hospital.

Ali Sadeqi, who introduced himself as the head of the Iranian ambulance convoy told the IRNA correspondent that two medical teams, including surgeons, orthoepist, general practitioners, and anesthetic doctors accompany the Iranian ambulance convoy and are ready to assist their Iraqi colleagues in curing the Karbala blast victims.

The Iranian ambulances are expected to transfer 30 of the Iranian injured victims of the Ashoura Day blasts to Iran on Wednesday night.

An Al-Hussain hospital authority, too, told IRNA, "Currently a number of more lightly wounded Iranian victims of the Ashoura Day blasts are hospitalized at our medical center."

He added, "Operations aimed at transferring them to Iran will be resumed again on Thursday morning."

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