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Baghdad Hotel Bombing, March 17, 2004
Baghdad, Iraq

At approximately 8:30am on October 27, 2003, the International Committee of the Red Cross headquarters in Central Baghdad was struck as one of a series of four car bomb attacks that disrupted the first morning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. At least 35 people were killed and 230 wounded in the series of attacks, 12 of the casualties occuring at the Red Cross site. The explosions appeared to be coordinated, all four occuring within the space of 45 minutes at dispersed locations across Baghdad.

Imagery of the ICRC Compound, Baghdad
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NIMA map of Central Baghdad Detail of NIMA map of Central Baghdad
Landsat overview of Central Baghdad Digital Globe satellite imagery as of November 03, 2002, showing the Baghdad ICRC located at the elbow of a large intersection and close to two major roads: Muthana Al-Shabani and An Nidal.
Detail showing the Baghdad ICRC headquarters. The front wall of the building is only removed from the street by about 30 feet (10 meters). Photo taken after the explosion in front of the Baghdad ICRC building. (Credit: Getty Images)

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