2011 Basra bombings

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2011 Basra bombings
Part of Iraqi insurgency
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Location Basra, Iraq
Date 24 November 2011 (UTC+3)
Target Civilian population
Attack type
Roadside, motorcycle and a bomb
Deaths 19+
Non-fatal injuries

The 2011 Basra bombings were three bombing attacks in a busy market in Basra, Iraq, on November 24, 2011, that killed at least 19 people and wounded at least 65 more.[1][2] The first bomb, concealed in a motorbike, exploded initially while the two other bombs exploded as security forces responded to the scene. As a result most of the casualties in the bombing were troops and policemen. It was the second triple bombing in Basra in just over three weeks. Ali al-Maliki, the head of the Basra provincial council security committee said, "The fingerprints of Baathists and al Qaeda are clear in these explosions."[3] The bombing took place one day before a major energy conference was due to take place.[4]

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  1. ^ "Bombs in Iraqi southern city of Basra kill 19". BBC. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  2. ^ "19 killed in Basra bomb attacks". Irish Times. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  3. ^ Editorial, Reuters (2011-11-24). "Bombs in Iraq market kill 19, wound scores". U.S. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  4. ^ Editorial, Reuters (2011-12-16). "Iraq oil security tested as U.S. forces withdraw". U.S. Retrieved 2018-01-23.