ISIS was planning to use booby-trapped dolls for a bombing plot during Arbaeen om Baghdad.
What the reality is?
18 dolls, stuffed with bombs were seized by the security forces in a predominantly Shiite suburb in northeastern Baghdad. All dolls were meant to be scattered on the roads to plot bomb blast during Arbaeen – a Shia Muslim religious observance. ISIS was planning to plant the bomb on a road towards Karbala from Baghdad. Arbaeen, which this year will be held on December 3, is a Shia religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
During Arbaeen at least 20 million people walk to the city of Karbala in Iraq, which make it one of the largest pilgrimage gatherings on Earth.