2009 Kirkuk bombing

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2009 Kirkuk bombings
Kirkuk.png
Location of Kirkuk in Iraq
Location Kirkuk, Iraq
Date 30 June 2009 (UTC+3)
Attack type
Suicide bombing and car bomb
Deaths 40[1]
Non-fatal injuries
136[1]

The 2009 Kirkuk bombing was a suicide car bomb attack that occurred on June 30, 2009, in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk. The bombing killed 40 people with up to 100 injured.[1]

The bomb, which exploded in a crowded district came as U.S. troops were leaving major urban cities in Iraq.[2]

A brigade from the Kurdish Peshmerga captured 250KG of TNT shortly after the attack. The vehicle was transporting the explosives from Kirkuk to Sulaymaniyah[3]

Reaction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kirkuk bombed amid US pullout". Al-Jazeera. 6-1-2009. Archived from the original on 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  2. ^ Hogr (7-1-2009). "Suicide explosion in Kirkuk leaves 20 dead, 40 injured". Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Archived from the original on 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ Halgord (7-1-2009). "Sulaimani Brigade seizes car loaded with 250kg of TNT". Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Archived from the original on 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  4. ^ "President Talabani slams terrorist attack in Kirkuk". Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. 7-1-2009. Retrieved 2009-06-30.  [dead link]