2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings
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|2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings|
|Location||Najaf and Karbala, Iraq|
|Date||19 December 2004 (UTC+3)|
|Target||Funeral procession, Imam Ali Mosque|
|Suicide car bombings|
|Perpetrators||Unknown, denied by Al-Qaeda in Iraq|
The 2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings were car bombings that tore through a funeral procession in Najaf and through the main bus station in nearby Karbala—two Shia holy cities - on 19 December 2004. 66 people were killed and 191 wounded.
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