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2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings

19 December 2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings
Location Najaf and Karbala, Iraq
Date 19 December 2004 (UTC+3)
Target Funeral procession, Imam Ali Mosque
Attack type
Suicide attacks/car bombs
Deaths 60
Non-fatal injuries
unknown
Perpetrators Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn ('al-Qaeda in Iraq')

The 19 December 2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings: car bombs teared through a funeral procession in Najaf and through the main bus station in nearby Karbala—two Shiite holy cities.[1] At least 60 people were killed.[1]

Perpetrators

Zarqawi's group Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn ('al-Qaeda in Iraq') claimed responsibility for these attacks.[1]

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c "Fast Facts: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi". Fox News Channel. Associated Press. 8 June 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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