2011 Al Hillah bombing

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2011 Al Hillah bombing
Location Al Hillah, Iraq
Date 5 May 2011 (UTC+3)
Target Iraqi Police
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 24
Non-fatal injuries
72
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq

The 2011 Al Hillah bombing was an attack that took place in the city of Hillah on the 5 May 2011. A suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a local police station, killing 24 recruits and injuring at least 72 more. A few days after the explosion the Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for it, saying it was revenge for the death of Osama Bin Laden on 2 May 2011. The insurgents apparently scouted the police HQ for some time before attacking during peak hours when more than 200 people were inside the building.[1]

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  1. ^ "Al-Qaeda in Iraq claims Hilla attack, vows revenge". AFP. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2014.