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

Baghdad, Iraq--19 August 2009

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 19 August 2009

Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Type of event: terrorism


Multiple bombs explode near government buildings in Baghdad, Iraq. Vehicle bombs were detonated at the Foreign Ministry building and the Finance Ministry building, killing 65 and 28 people, respectively. A bombing at the Health Ministry killed 8. Over 500 people were injured altogether. The attacks were claimed on 24 August by the Islamic State of Iraq group.

Consequences: 102 killed, 568 injured


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