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4 April 2010 Baghdad bombings

4 April 2010 Baghdad bombing
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Date 4 April 2010 (UTC+3)
Target Multiple embassies
Attack type
Car bombs
Deaths 42[1]
Non-fatal injuries
224
Perpetrators unknown

The 4 April 2010 Baghdad Bombings were a string of car bombings in Baghdad Iraq which killed at least 42 people, and wounded at least another 224. The attack was aimed at foreign embassies.

Attack

Three car bombs were detonated in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, on the morning of 4 April, killing 42 people. The attacks damaged the embassies of Egypt, Iran, and Syria as well as the German ambassador's residence.[2] At least 224 people were wounded in the bombings which occurred in quick succession according to officials. Baghdad security forces reportedly stopped a bomb-laden car in Masbah, central Baghdad, which was apparently going to attack the headquarters of police protecting embassies. The driver was arrested and the bomb neutralized.[3]

Perpetrators

On 9 April 2010 the Islamic state of Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack.[citation needed][4] The SITE Intelligence Group said the Islamic State of Iraq had posted a message saying they were behind attacks on the Iranian, Egyptian and German missions.[citation needed][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ [dead link]"More victims of blasts in Baghdad : Voice of Russia". :. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Chulov, Martin (4 April 2010). "Al-Qaida bombs hit three Baghdad embassies". The Guardian (London). 
  3. ^ [dead link]"AFP: Iraq on alert after deadly embassy blasts". Google. 4 April 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  4. ^ [dead link] Yahoo! Search – Web Search
  5. ^ [dead link]The Washington Post