2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings

19 December 2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings
Location Najaf and Karbala, Iraq
Date 19 December 2004 (UTC+3)
Target Funeral procession, Imam Ali Mosque
Attack type
Suicide attacks/car bombs
Deaths 60
Non-fatal injuries

The 19 December 2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings were car bombings that tore through a funeral procession in Najaf and through the main bus station in nearby Karbala—two Shiite holy cities.[1] At least 60 people were killed.[1]


Zarqawi's group Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn ('al-Qaeda in Iraq') claimed that the group is not responsible for these attacks.[2]

External links


  1. 1 2 "Fast Facts: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi". Fox News Channel. Associated Press. 8 June 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. "Coalition Warfare, Part II: How Zarqawi Fits into Bin Laden's World Front". Terrorism Focus. The Jamestown Foundation. 2 (8). April 28, 2005.

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