Abu Sayda bombing

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Abu Sayda chlorine bombing
LocationAbu Sayda, Diyala, Iraq
Date15 May 2007 (UTC+3)
TargetVillage market
Attack type
Iraqi chlorine bombing
Some 60

The Abu Sayda bombing was a chlorine car bombing attack that occurred on 15 May 2007, in an open-air market in the Iraqi Diyala Governorate village of Abu Sayda.[1] The attack killed up to 45 people and wounded 60 more in the Shia village,[2] the highest death toll of all chlorine bombings in Iraq. Iraqi and American military sources initially denied the use of chlorine.[2]


  1. ^ "'Chlorine bomb' hits Iraq village". BBC News. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2008.
  2. ^ a b Black, Ian (17 May 2007). "Chlorine bomb blamed for up to 45 deaths in Iraqi Shia town". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 23 January 2008.