2 November 2010 Baghdad bombings

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2 November 2010 Baghdad bombings
Location Baghdad
Date 2 November 2010 (UTC+4)
Deaths 113+[1][2]
Non-fatal injuries
300
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq

The 2 November 2010 Baghdad attacks were a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraq that killed more than 110 people.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

At least 17 explosions occurred in the attacks, 48 hours after the 2010 Baghdad church attack[11] where 58 people were killed by a suicide bomber in a Baghdad church.[12] Al-Qaeda has been suggested to be behind the violence.[13] It is estimated that seventeen coordinated car bombs exploded. More than 250 people have been killed in Iraq in the last six days.

The political background is the race between Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, a Shia Islamist, and former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, a secular Shia supported by Iraq's Sunnis. Iyad Allawi's political group won two more parliamentary seats than the Prime Minister's.

There were explosions near east Baghdad Sadr City, where 15 people died and 23 wounded. In west Baghdad 54 people died. There were twenty one blasts in all, eleven of them were car blasts.[citation needed]

In western Baghdad the casualties and injured people took to the Yarmuk Hospital. Al-Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate said on Friday it was behind car bombings against Shias in Baghdad this week that killed 64 people, saying they were revenge for "insults" and threatening more attacks. In a statement on the Al-Hanein jihadi website, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) said Tuesday's attacks were to avenge "insults" against Aisha, the wife of Islam's Prophet Mohammed.[14]

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