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Major deadly attacks in Iraq since the Iraq war begins

PLA Daily 2004-01-19

BAGHDAD, Jan. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- A suicide driver blew up a car near the headquarters of the US-led coalition in Baghdad Sunday morning, killing at least 16 Iraqi civilians and two Americans.

Following is a look at major deadly bombings in Iraq:

Jan. 18, 2004 -- Suicide car bombing outside the main gate to the US-led coalition's headquarters in Baghdad kills at least 18 people.

Jan. 14, 2004 -- A suicide car bomb blows up in front of a police station in the central town of Baquba, killing at least two passersby and injuring 26, many of them police.

Jan. 9, 2004 -- A bomb strapped to a bicycle explodes near a Shi'ite mosque after prayers in Baquba, killing at least six people.

Dec. 31, 2003 -- A car bomb rips through a restaurant crowded with people on a New Year's Eve party, killing eight Iraqis, wounding 35.

Dec. 14, 2003 -- A car bomb explodes at a police station in Khalidiyah in western Iraq, killing at least 17 people and injuring 33.

Dec. 9, 2003 -- Forty-one US soldiers are wounded in a suicide car bombing near a US military base in Mosul. A car bomb at a Sunni mosque in Baghdad kills three people.

Nov. 12, 2003 -- A car bomb kills more than 30 people, including 19 Italians, in the southern city of Nasiriyah.

Oct. 27, 2003 -- Four suicide bombings attack International Red Cross headquarters and three Iraqis police stations in Baghdad, killing 40 people, mostly Iraqis. About 230 people are wounded.

Oct. 9, 2003 -- Two suicide bombers kill eight Iraqis at a police station in Baghdad's Sadr City district.

Aug. 29, 2003 -- A car bomb explodes outside a mosque in Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Najaf, killing at least 85 people including Shi'ite leader Ayatollah Mohammed Baqer al-Hakim.

Aug. 19, 2003 -- Suicide truck bombing devastates UN headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people, including top UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello, in the worst-ever attack on a UN civilian complex.

Aug. 7, 2003 -- A truck bomb explodes outside the Jordanian embassy compound in Baghdad, killing 17 people, wounding more than 60 others.



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