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Iraq--5 January 2006

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 5 January 2006

Location: Iraq: Karbala, Baghdad, and Ramadi

Type of event: terrorism


Over a period of an hour, bombings occurred in three Iraqi cities. About 10:00 AM a bomber wearing a vest loaded with about 9 kg of explosives, several grenades, and ball bearings blew himself up between two shrines in Karbala. The bombing took place about 30 meters from one shire in an area frequented by pedestrians and street vendors. At least 63 were killed and 143 injured; 5 Iranian pilgrims were among those killed. Also about 10:00 AM a roadside bombing killed 5 U.S. soldiers in Baghdad. At 10:55 AM in Ramadi a bomber blew himself up in a group of 1,000 applicants for employment with the police. About 56 were killed and 60 injured.

Consequences: 124 killed, 203 injured


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