4 April 2010 Baghdad bombings
|4 April 2010 Baghdad bombing|
|Date||4 April 2010 (UTC+3)|
|Islamic State of Iraq|
The 4 April 2010 Baghdad Bombings were a string of car bombings in Baghdad Iraq which killed at least 42 people, and wounded at least another 224. The attack was aimed at foreign embassies. On 9 April 2010 the Islamic state of Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack.
Three car bombs were detonated in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, on the morning of 4 April, killing 42 people. The attacks damaged the embassies of Egypt, Iran, and Syria as well as the German ambassador's residence. At least 224 people were wounded in the bombings which occurred in quick succession according to officials. Baghdad security forces reportedly stopped a bomb-laden car in Masbah, central Baghdad, which was apparently going to attack the headquarters of police protecting embassies. The driver was arrested and the bomb neutralized.
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