Date: 18 April 2007
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Type of event: terrorism
Multiple bombings occurred in Baghdad, Iraq. About 4:00 PM a car bomb was left and detonated at the same Shia market place struck in February; it was detonated at the Sadriya market entrance, outside new concrete barriers, just as construction workers rebuilding the market were leaving for the day. Many were killed in vehicles that were set on fire outside the market. As of 19 April casualties were reported as 140 killed and 150 injured, including many women and children. Three other bombings occurred that afternoon: a suicide car bombing at about 3:00 PM at a Sadr City checkpoint killed 35 and injured at least 27; a car bomb at a private Karrada hospital killed 11 and injured 12; and a minibus bomb killed 2 and injured 8 in Al-Shurja. A bomb exploded on a minibus in Rusafa, killing 2 and injuring 5. A suicide car bomber struck a police patrol in Uaireej, south of Baghdad, killing 2 police officers and the bomber and injuring 2 officers and 2 civilians. Total casualties are at least 193 killed and 197 injured.
Consequences: 193 killed, 197 injured
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