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|
|Suicide attacks/car bombs|
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. At least 60 people were killed.
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.
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