30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing

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30 September 2004 Mosul bombings
Location Mosul, Iraq
Date 30 September 2004 (UTC+3)
Attack type
car bomb, IED
Deaths at least 41
Non-fatal injuries
at least 131
Perpetrators possibly al-Qaeda in Iraq (their claiming is unclear)

30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing was a series of bombings targeting U.S. soldiers handing out sweets to the Iraqi children at the celebration during the opening of a water treatment plant in Baghdad.[1] The bombings killed at least 41, including 35 children, and wounded 131, including 10 U.S. soldiers.


Zarqawi's group Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn ('al-Qaeda in Iraq') claimed responsibility for attacks that day, but it is unclear if these include these explosions that killed the children.[1]

It is unclear whether the U.S. troops or the crowds were the prime target. A statement hailing "heroic operations" was posted in the name of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Fast Facts: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi". Fox News Channel. Associated Press. 8 June 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2014.