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

Iskandiriya, Iraq--13 February 2009

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 13 February 2009

Location: Iskandiriya, Iraq

Type of event: terrorism


A suicide bomber struck Shiite pilgrims near Iskandiriya, Iraq. The female bomber detonated explosives about 11:30 AM near tents providing food and drink along the route from Baghdad to Karbala where Shiite pilgrims were commemorating Arbaeen. Some tents were left on fire by the explosion. Apparently the women's tents were targeted, and the victims were mostly women and children: 32 were killed, and of the 76 injured 28 were children, mostly under the age of 15.

Consequences: 32 killed, 76 injured


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