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