2005 Musayyib bombing
|2005 Musayyib bombing|
|Date||July 16, 2005|
|Perpetrators||al-Qaeda in Iraq|
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.