Chronology of bomb attacks in Iraq

Iraqis as well as US troops have died in attacks across Iraq, as the resistance against US occupation escalates.

Attacks are increasing across the country

Following is a chronology of some of the recent major bomb attacks in Iraq:

  • 30 June – An explosion beside a mosque in Falluja kills nine Iraqis, including an Imam. The US military later said the blast was caused by a bomb-making class inside the mosque.
  • 5 July – A blast kills seven Iraqi police recruits at their graduation ceremony in Ramadi, 100km west of Baghdad.
  • 13 July – A bomb explodes near a police station in a Baghdad suburb, killing one person and wounding another.
  • 7 Aug – A truck bomb explodes outside the Jordanian embassy compound in Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, wounding more than 60 and strewing gutted cars, body parts and a severed head across the street outside.
  • 16 Aug – Six Iraqis are killed and 59 are injured in a mortar attack on Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad.
  • 19 Aug – A massive truck bomb devastates the UN headquarters in Baghdad, in the worst ever attack on a UN civilian complex. Twenty-two people are killed including Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top UN envoy to Iraq.
  • 29 Aug – A car bomb kills at least 83 people, including top Shia Muslim leader Ayat Allah Mohammed Baqer al-Hakim, and wounds about 175, at the Imam Ali mosque in Najaf.
  • 2 Sept – A car bomb rips through the Rasafa police headquarters in east Baghdad, killing one and wounding 15.
  • 3 Sept – An Iraqi civilian is killed and two US soldiers are wounded in a suicide bombing in the town of Ramadi.
  • 9Sept – A car bomb kills one Iraqi and wounds 53, including six American military personnel, in Arbil, northern Iraq.
  • 22 Sept – An Iraqi security guard is killed by a suicide bomber at a car park next to UN headquarters in Baghdad.
  • 24 Sept – A bomb apparently aimed at US troops tears through two buses in Baghdad, killing an Iraqi and wounding about 20. A blast rips through a cinema in Mosul causing several casualties.
  • 25 Sept – A bomb explodes at the Aike Hotel in Baghdad housing journalists from US television network NBC, killing a Somali guard.
  • 1 Oct – A female US soldier is killed and three others wounded by a bomb blast near the US military base in Tikrit.
  • 6 Oct – Two US soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter are killed in a bomb blast south of Baghdad.
  • 7Oct – A blast hits the compound of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry in Baghdad but guards at the building say there appear to have been no casualties.
  • 9Oct – Two bombers kill eight Iraqis at a police station in the Shia Muslim district of Sadr City, northeast Baghdad.
  • 12 Oct – At least six people are killed and dozens wounded in a blast outside the Baghdad Hotel, in the centre of the city.
  • 14 Oct – A bomber kills himself and wounds 10 people when his car explodes outside the Turkish embassy in Baghdad.
  • 26 Oct – Guerrillas fire rockets into Baghdad’s Rashid Hotel where US Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was staying, killing a US soldier and wounding 17 people.
  • 27 Oct – Bombers strike at least four times in Baghdad killing at least 35 people near a Red Cross building and three police stations. About 230 people were wounded. 
  • 28 Oct – A bomber blows up a car near the main police station in Falluja killing himself and four civilians.
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Source: Reuters