14 September 2005 Baghdad bombings

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14 September 2005 Baghdad bombing
LocationBaghdad, Iraq
Date14 September 2005
TargetLabourers who gathered in Oruba Square
Attack type
Suicide bombings
PerpetratorsClaimed by al-Qaeda in Iraq

The 14 September 2005 Baghdad bombings were a series of more than a dozen terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

The most deadly bombing occurred when a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle in a crowd of construction workers who had gathered in Baghdad's Oruba Square looking for jobs. The attack, which occurred in the mainly Shia district of Kadhimiya, killed 112 people, and injured 160.

The al-Qaeda in Iraq group claimed that the bombing was in retaliation for a recent offensive against the Iraqi insurgency, but the group's leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi released an audio tape on the same day declaring war against the Shiites in Iraq so a sectarian motive for the bombing is possible.


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