Date: 10 May 2010
Location: Iraq: Hilla, Basra, al-Suwayra, Baghdad, Fallujah, Mosul, Iskandariyah, and Tarmiyah
Type of event: terrorism
Multiple bombings took place in several cities in Iraq, including Hilla, Basra, al-Suwayra, killing 102 and injuring 350. About 0500 six Baghdad checkpoints were attacked by gunmen, killing at least 7 Iraqi soldiers and policemen, and bombs exploded at three other checkpoints, killing 2 policemen; another 24 were injured in the nine attacks. A bombing in Hilla killed two policemen in a patrol. About 1330 two suicide bombers drove car bombs into a Hilla textile factory, and another bomb exploded as rescue workers arrived; at least 50 were killed and 190 injured there, although the third bomb killed only 2. In al-Suwayra, 13 were killed and 40 injured by two suicide bombers in a marketplace near a mosque. Around 1800 a car bomb exploded in the central market of Basra, followed by two more car bombs in a residential area in the north part of Basra, killing a total of at least 21 and injuring over 70. Additional gun and bomb attacks occurred in Fallujah, Mosul, Iskandariyah, and Tarmiyah.
Consequences: 102 killed, 391 injured
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