30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing

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30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing
LocationAmil District Baghdad, Iraq
Date30 September 2004 (UTC+3)
Attack type
car bomb, IED
Deathsat least 41
at least 131
Perpetratorspossibly al-Qaeda in Iraq (their claiming is unclear)

30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing was a series of bombings targeting U.S. soldiers handing out sweets to the Iraqi children at the celebration during the opening of a water treatment plant in the Amil District of Baghdad.[1] The bombings killed at least 41, including 35 children, and wounded 131, including 10 U.S. soldiers.

US Army units attacked were from Comanche Troop 1st Squadron 7th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division.


Zarqawi's group Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn ('al-Qaeda in Iraq') claimed responsibility for attacks that day, but it is unclear if these include these explosions that killed the children.[1]

It is unclear whether the U.S. troops or the crowds were the prime target. A statement hailing "heroic operations" was posted in the name of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Fast Facts: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi". Fox News Channel. Associated Press. 8 June 2006. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2014.