2008 Dujail bombing

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12 September 2008 Dujail bombing
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Location Dujail, Iraq
Date 12 September 2008 (UTC+3)
Target Police station
Attack type
suicide bombings
Deaths 31
Non-fatal injuries
60
Suspected perpetrators
Al-qaeda

The 12 September 2008 Dujail bombing occurred around 1800 local time (1500 GMT), on 12 September 2008 in Dujail, Salah ad Din Governorate, when a suicide bomber drove and detonated an explosive laden car into a police station killing 31 and injuring 60.[1][2] A nearby medical clinic was also damaged.[3] The attack occurred at around 6:20 pm local time.[4] The attack was blamed on Al-qaeda by US military, was biggest attack in Iraq in months and came at a time when the violence had fallen to a 4 year low.[5]

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  1. ^ "31 Killed in Car Bomb Attack on Iraq Shiite Enclave". The New York Times. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "At least 30 die, 45 wounded in Dujail car bombing". CNN. 12 September 2008. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "'Many killed' in Iraq car bombing". BBC. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bombing Near Police Station Kills 23 in Iraq". The Washington Post. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "US military blames Iraq suicide attack on Al-Qaeda". Khaleej Times. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 

Coordinates: 33°51′00″N 44°13′59″E / 33.85°N 44.233056°E / 33.85; 44.233056