2008 Dujail bombing

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12 September 2008 Dujail bombing
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LocationDujail, Iraq
Date12 September 2008 (UTC+3)
TargetPolice station
Attack type
suicide bombings
Deaths31
Injured60

The 12 September 2008 Dujail bombing occurred around 1800 local time (1500 UTC), on 12 September 2008 in Dujail, Salah ad Din Governorate, when a suicide bomber drove and detonated an explosive laden car into a police station killing 31 and injuring 60.[1][2] A nearby medical clinic was also damaged.[3] The attack occurred at around 6:20 pm local time.[4] The attack was blamed on Al-Qaeda by US military, was the biggest attack in Iraq in months and came at a time when the violence had fallen to a 4-year low.[5]

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  1. ^ "31 Killed in Car Bomb Attack on Iraq Shiite Enclave". The New York Times. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  2. ^ "At least 30 die, 45 wounded in Dujail car bombing". CNN. 12 September 2008. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  3. ^ "'Many killed' in Iraq car bombing". BBC. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Bombing Near Police Station Kills 23 in Iraq". The Washington Post. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  5. ^ "US military blames Iraq suicide attack on Al-Qaeda". Khaleej Times. 13 September 2008. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2010.