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Backgrounder: Major bombing attacks in Iraq since 2003
www.chinaview.cn 2006-04-08 12:51:30

    BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Three suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a Shiite mosque in northern Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 79 and wounding 160 others.

    Following are major bombing attacks in Iraq since the Iraq war in March 2003.

    On Aug. 19, 2003, a terror bombing attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad killed 24 people with over 100 others wounded. The UN top envoy to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, died inthe attack.

    On Aug. 29, a car bombing killed more than 100 people, including Iraq's top Shiite Muslim leader Ayatollah Mohammed Baqeral-Hakim, and injured more than 200 others in Shiite holy city of Najaf.

    On Feb. 1, 2004, twin suicide bombers killed 109 people in two Kurdish party offices in Irbil.

    On March 2, explosions hit Shiite Muslim shrines in Karbala and Baghdad in Iraq, killing at least 181.

    On Feb. 28, 2005, a car bomb attack at a medical center in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, killed more than 110 civilians and wounded around 200.

    On July 16, a suicide bomber set himself on fire near a fuel truck outside a Shiite mosque in the southern town of Musayyib, killing 98 people and wounding many more.

    On Nov. 2, at least 20 Iraqis were killed and dozens of others wounded by a car bomb blast in Musayyib.

    On Jan. 4, 2006, a bomb exploded during a funeral service in Miqdadiya, killing over 30 people with many more wounded

    On Feb. 22, a powerful explosion blew off the golden dome of a mosque in Samarra, one of the holiest Shiite shrines in the country, further intensifying sectarian strife.

    On April 7, suicide bombings inside a Shiite mosque in northern Baghdad left at least 79 dead and 160 others wounded. Enditem

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