2011 Samarra bombing
|2011 Samarra bombing|
|Date||12 February 2011 (UTC+3)|
|al-Qaeda in Iraq|
The 2011 Samarra bombing was an attack that took place in the city of Samarra on the 12 February 2011. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives vest at a bus depot at the entry to the city as Shia pilgrims gathered to commemorate the death of one of their 12 revered imams. The attacker infiltrated the crowd at a security checkpoint before detonating his explosives, killing 48 and injuring 80. Local officials blamed al-Qaeda in Iraq.
- "Death toll rises to 48 in Iraq suicide bombing". Reuters. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.