2005 Erbil bombing

2005 Erbil bombing
Location Erbil, Iraq
Date May 4, 2005
Target Police recruitment centre
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 60
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Ansar al-Sunna

The 2005 Erbil bombing was a suicide attack on the offices of Kurdish political parties in Erbil, Iraq, north of Baghdad on May 4, 2005. The attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body as people lined up outside a police recruiting centre in Erbil.[1]

Ansar al-Sunna claimed responsibility.[1]


  1. 1 2 Jaff, Warzer; Oppel Jr., Richard A. (May 5, 2005). "60 Kurds Killed by Suicide Bomb in Northern Iraq". The New York Times. Retrieved May 11, 2015.

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