Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Iraq--2 March 2004

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 2 March 2004

Location: Iraq: Kadhimiya and Karbala

Type of event: terrorism


Multiple suicide bombings at two locations in Iraq killed 188 and injured 430 (casualty figures remain uncertain, with reported fatalities ranging from 140 to 271), in both cases at about 10:00 AM. Three suicide bombers attacked a shrine at Kadhimiya, a suburb of Baghdad, killing 67 and injuring 200. Another suicide bomber struck a shrine in Karbala, killing 121 and injuring 230. Crowds celebrating the Shia festival of Ashura were targeted in both locations. The attacks may have involved the participation of individuals from Iran. Between 29 and 40 of those killed were Iranian pilgrims.

Consequences: 188 killed, 652 injured


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