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

Baghdad, Iraq--30 September 2004

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 30 September 2004

Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Type of event: terrorism


In the al-Amel neighborhood of Baghdad, a car bomb exploded near a public ceremony marking the opening of a new water treatment plant. A smaller bomb on the ground exploded at nearly the same time. The explosions occurred in crowds attending the ceremony, including children gathered to receive candy from U.S. soldiers. Those killed included 35 children and 7 adults; 141 were injured, including 69 children, 10 U.S. soldiers in a nearby convoy, and 62 other adults.

Consequences: 42 killed, 69 injured


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