Deadliest insurgent/al-Qaeda attacks in war

Some of the deadliest attacks in Iraq since the war began, AP, August 15, 2007

– Aug. 14: Four suicide bombers hit a Kurdish Yazidi community in northwest Iraq, killing at least 200 people and wounding 300 others, the Iraqi military said.

-July 7: A suicide truck bomber rips through a market in a Shiite Turkoman town north of Baghdad, killing at least 160 people.

-June 19: A truck bomb packed with explosives strikes the Shiite Khulani mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 87 people.

-April 18: A car bomb explodes at a Baghdad market as workers leave for the day, killing 127 people.

-March 6: Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Hillah, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, killing 93 people in a crowd of Shiite pilgrims.

-Feb. 3: A suicide truck bomber strikes a market in a predominantly Shiite area of Baghdad, killing 137 people.

-Jan. 22: A parked car bomb followed immediately by a suicide car bomber strikes a predominantly Shiite commercial area in the Bab al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, killing 88 people.

-Nov. 23, 2006: Mortar rounds and five car bombs kill 215 people in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City.

-April 7, 2006: Two suicide bombers attack the Shiite Buratha mosque in northern Baghdad, killing 85 people.

-Sept. 29, 2005: Three suicide attackers detonate car bombs in an outdoor market and two nearby commercial streets in the mostly Shiite town of Balad, north of Baghdad, killing at least 102 people.

-Sept. 14, 2005: A suicide car bomber strikes as day laborers gather shortly after dawn in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad, killing 112 people.

-July 16, 2005: A suicide bomber detonates explosives strapped to his body at a gas station near a Shiite mosque in Musayyib, killing at least 90 people.

-Feb. 28, 2005: A suicide car bomber targets mostly Shiite police and national guard recruits in Hillah, killing 125 people.

-March 2, 2004: A suicide bomber kills at least 85 people at the Imam Hussein shrine in the Shiite holy city of Karbala.

-Feb. 1, 2004: Twin suicide bombers kill 109 people in two Kurdish party offices in the northern city of Irbil.

-Aug. 29, 2003: A car bomb explodes outside a mosque in Najaf, killing more than 85 people, including Shiite leader Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim.


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