2005 Musayyib bombing

Coordinates: 32°46′41″N 44°17′24″E / 32.778°N 44.29°E / 32.778; 44.29

2005 Musayyib bombing
Location Musayyib, Iraq
Date July 16, 2005
Target market
Attack type
suicide bombing
Deaths 100
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators al-Qaeda in Iraq

The 2005 Musayyib bombing was a suicide attack on a marketplace in Musayyib, Iraq, a town 35 miles south of Baghdad on July 16, 2005.

The attacker had detonated his explosive belt in a crowded marketplace, where hundreds of people had come to shop and mingle after the day's stifling heat subsided. The attack happened as a tanker containing cooking gas was passing, triggering an inferno that destroyed dozens of buildings, including a nearby Shiite mosque where worshipers were emerging from evening prayers.

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