Bomb Attacks in Iraq Since Saddam's Fall
Associated Press World Peace
Some of the deadly bombing attacks in Iraq since the fall of Saddam
Hussein in a U.S.-led invasion last year.
_March 18: A car bomb explodes near a British military patrol in the
southern city of Basra, killing four people, including a suspected
suicide bomber. Passers-by fatally stab another suspected bomber.
_March 17: A car bomb destroys the Jabal Lebanon Hotel in central
Baghdad. The U.S. military, citing Iraqi officials, says seven people
_March 2: Coordinated blasts strike Shiite Muslim shrines in the
southern city of Karbala and in Baghdad, killing at least 181 people.
_Feb. 23: A suicide bomber detonates an explosives-packed vehicle
outside a police station in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at
least eight other people.
_Feb. 18: Two bomb-laden trucks blow up outside a Polish-run base in
Hillah, killing at least 10 people, including the two drivers. Some 65
people are wounded, including Iraqis, Filipinos, Poles, Hungarians and
_Feb. 11: A suicide attacker blows up a car packed with explosives in
a crowd of Iraqis waiting outside an army recruiting center in Baghdad,
killing 47 people.
_Feb. 10: A suicide bomber explodes a truckload of explosives outside
a police station in Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad, killing 53
_Feb. 1: Twin suicide bombers kill 109 people in two Kurdish party
offices in the northern city of Irbil.
_Jan. 31: At least nine killed, 45 wounded by car bomb outside police
station in the northern city of Mosul.
_Jan. 18: Suicide car bombing near main gate to U.S.-led coalition's
headquarters in Baghdad kills at least 31 people.
_Jan. 17: Roadside bomb explodes near Baghdad, killing three U.S.
soldiers and two Iraqi civil defense troopers. U.S. death toll reaches
500 with bombing.
_Dec. 31, 2003: Car bomb rips through restaurant holding New Year's
Eve party, killing eight Iraqis.
_Dec. 14: Suspected suicide bomber detonates explosives in car
outside police station in Khaldiyah, killing at least 17 people.
_Nov. 22: Car bombs hit two police stations northeast of Baghdad,
killing at least 12 Iraqis.
_Nov. 20: Truck bomb explodes near Kurdish party office in northern
oil city of Kirkuk, killing five people. Local officials blame Islamic
extremists linked to al-Qaida.
_Nov. 12: Suicide truck bomber attacks headquarters of Italy's
paramilitary police in southern city of Nasiriyah, killing more than 30
people, including 19 Italians.
_Oct. 27: Four suicide bombings target international Red Cross
headquarters and four Iraqi police stations in Baghdad, killing 40
people, mostly Iraqis.
_Oct. 9: Suicide bomber drives Oldsmobile into police station in
Baghdad's Sadr City district, killing nine Iraqis.
_Aug. 29: Car bomb explodes outside mosque in Shiite Muslim holy city
of Najaf, killing more than 85 people, including Shiite leader Ayatollah
Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim.
_Aug. 19: Truck bomber strikes U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing
22, including top U.N. envoy to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello.
_Aug. 7: Car bomb explodes outside Jordanian Embassy, killing 19,
including two children.