2011 Basra bombings
|2011 Basra bombings|
|Part of Iraqi insurgency|
|Date||24 November 2011 (UTC+3)|
|Roadside, motorcycle and a bomb|
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. 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." The bombing took place one day before a major energy conference was due to take place.
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