Buratha mosque bombing
|Buratha mosque bombing|
|Date||April 7, 2006UTC+03:00)(|
|Triple suicide bombing|
As worshippers were leaving the Buratha Mosque, a key Shia mosque in Baghdad, after Friday prayers, one of three suicide bombers, two out of the three were dressed as women, detonated himself after passing through the women's security checkpoint, and entering the mosque. The second suicide bomber detonated inside the courtyard of the mosque and the third bomber detonated inside the office of Sheikh Jalaluddin al-Saghir, a member of the Iraqi parliament, in an attempt to assassinate him. However, al-Saghir was unharmed in the attack.
In the end the three bombers managed to kill 85 people, and injure 160.
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