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Sep 13th, 2008

Bomb Kills 32 North of Baghdad

Image: Iraq Dujail Bombing
Hameed Rasheed / AP

September 12, 2008

BAGHDAD — A car bomb ripped through a crowded commercial district in the mainly Shiite town of Dujail, 30 miles north of Baghdad, on Friday, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than 40. …

The death toll reported by Iraqi officials makes Fridays blast the deadliest since July 28, when 32 people were killed by three female suicide bombers who struck Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad. …

Earlier Friday, a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a Shiite mosque farther north in Sinjar as worshippers left prayers at midday, killing two civilians and wounding 15. …


Deadly Bombings in Iraq in 2008

September 12, 2008

  • Sept. 12: A car bomb rips through a crowded commercial district in Dujail, killing at least 32.
  • Aug. 26: A suicide bomber in Jalula detonates himself in the middle of a crowd of Iraqis trying to join the police force, killing at least 25.
  • Aug. 24: A suicide bomber blows himself up on the western outskirts of Baghdad, killing at least 25.
  • Aug. 14: A female suicide bomber strikes Shiite pilgrims in Iskandariyah, killing at least 18.
  • Aug. 8: A parked car bomb explodes in a market in central Tal Afar, killing at least 25.
  • Aug. 3: A truck bomb explodes in a Sunni area of northern Baghdad, killing at least 12.
  • July 28: A blast from a female suicide bomber tears through a crowd of Kurds protesting a draft provincial elections law, killing at least 25.
  • July 28: Three female suicide bombers detonate their explosive vests in the middle of pilgrims in northern Baghdad, killing at least 32.
  • July 16: A car bomb at an outdoor market in Tal Afar kills at least 18 people, including 7 children.
  • July 15: Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in a crowd of army recruits at the Saad military camp in Baqouba, killing at least 28.
  • June 26: A suicide bomber detonates an explosive belt inside a municipal government building in Karmah, killing at least 20 people at a meeting of tribal sheiks opposed to al-Qaida.
  • June 26: A car bombing near a government headquarters in the northern city of Mosul kills 20.
  • June 22: A female suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonates herself in front of a government complex in Baqouba, killing 16.
  • June 17: A car bomb tears through a market area in Hurriyah, a mainly Shiite neighborhood, killing at least 63 people.
  • May 1: A bomb-rigged parked car explodes as a U.S. patrol is passing through a crowded commercial area in eastern Baghdad, leaving a U.S. soldier and at least nine Iraqis dead.
  • March 13: A parked car explodes near a bridge in Tahrir Square, killing 18 people.
  • March 6: Two bombs go off within minutes of each other in Karradah, a Baghdad commercial district, killing at least 68 people.
  • March 3: One suicide car bomb kills at least 22 people in central Baghdad’s Bab al-Mudham area. Another car bomb in the city’s eastern Zayouna neighborhood kills two.
  • Feb. 11: Twin car bombs target a meeting of U.S.-allied Sunni tribal leaders, killing at least 22 civilians.
  • Feb. 1: Two female suicide bombers with a history of psychiatric treatment kill almost 100 people at two pet markets in central Baghdad.
  • Jan. 7: The head of a key U.S.-backed Sunni group is killed in a double suicide bombing that claims at least 11 other lives.
  • Jan. 1: At least 36 are killed in the deadliest bombing in Baghdad since August 2007 when a bomber detonates his explosives amid men gathered in the eastern Zayouna neighborhood, a mixed Shiite and Sunni district, for the funeral of a retired Iraqi Army officer.


Security Developments in Iraq

Following are security developments in Iraq on Sept. 12, 2008, as reported by Reuters.

MOSUL – Gunmen kidnapped and shot dead four staff from Iraq’s Sharqia TV station in the city of Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, the station and police said.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb at a checkpoint in Baghdad’s Karrada district killed four security personnel, three of them policemen and one a U.S.-backed neighborhood guard, police said.

NEAR KHANAQIN – A roadside bomb killed four members of a Kurdish security patrol and wounded two others south of Khanaqin, 100 miles northeast of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL – Gunmen stormed a house and killed a man and his wife in eastern Mosul, police said.

DUJAIL – A car bomb killed 30 people and wounded 47 others outside a police station on Friday in the town of Dujail, 30 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

KIRKUK – Gunmen killed a real estate broker in a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk, 155 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb wounded four policemen when it hit their patrol in the district of Doura in southern Baghdad, police said.

SULAIMAN PEK – A roadside bomb wounded the head of the Sulaiman Pek district and two of his guards in Sulaiman Pek, 100 miles north of Baghdad, police said.

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