2011 Samarra bombing

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2011 Samarra bombing
Location Samarra, Iraq
Date 12 February 2011 (UTC+3)
Target Civilian population
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 48
Non-fatal injuries
Suspected perpetrators
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.[1]

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  1. ^ "Death toll rises to 48 in Iraq suicide bombing". Reuters. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.