2004 Kufa shelling
|2004 Kufa shelling|
|Date||August 26, 2004|
The mortar rounds struck the mosque, killing 74 people, and injuring 315. Weeks before the attack happened there had been heavy fighting between U.S. forces and fighters loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr around Kufa, and Najaf. As a result of the shelling, the U.S. halted all operations around the area for 24 hours.
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