2011 Al Hillah bombing

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2011 Al Hillah bombing
LocationAl Hillah, Iraq
Date5 May 2011 (UTC+3)
TargetIraqi Police
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths24
Injuries
72
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq

The 2011 Al Hillah bombing was an attack that took place in the city of Hillah on the 5 May 2011. A suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a local police station, killing 24 recruits and injuring at least 72 more. A few days after the explosion the Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for it, saying it was revenge for the death of Osama Bin Laden on 2 May 2011. The insurgents apparently scouted the police HQ for some time before attacking during peak hours when more than 200 people were inside the building.[1]

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  1. ^ "Al-Qaeda in Iraq claims Hilla attack, vows revenge". AFP. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2014.