Date: 3 February 2007
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Type of event: terrorism
A massive truck bomb was detonated in a Baghdad Shia market place. The fuel truck used carried about one ton of explosives and was detonated in the Sadriyah market around dusk, when the market was crowded with shoppers before curfew. Eyewitness accounts claim the truck was detonated by a suicide bomber; official accounts claim the truck was parked and remotely detonated. The market was an open-air market in a narrow street between buildings; consequently, the blast was partially funnelled along the street. Two buildings were destroyed and another ten buildings collapsed. As of 4 February casualties numbered 137 killed and at least 334 injured, with some of those injured not expected to survive.
Consequences: 137 killed, 334 injured
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