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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