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Hilla, Iraq--28 February 2005

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 28 February 2005

Location: Hilla, Iraq

Type of event: terrorism


A suicide car bombing occurred at 9:30 AM outside a medical clinic in Hilla, Iraq, killed 135. The car was driven by a suicide bomber and detonated near a clinic where hundreds of people were awaiting medical exams for government jobs, including police jobs. Most of the casualties were among these people, although casualties also occurred in a nearby market area. Early reports indicated 125 killed, with the death toll later rising to 135. At least 125 were injured.

Consequences: 135 killed, 130 injured


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