2016 Samawa bombing

2016 Samawa bombing
Part of Iraqi Civil War (2014–present)
Location Samawa, Iraq
Date 1 May 2016
Target Shia pilgrims
Attack type
Double suicide bombing
Weapons Two bombs
Deaths 33+ (+2)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Motive Terror

On 1 May 2016, attacks targeted Iraq's deep Shiite south, with the explosion of twin suicide car bombs in the city of Samawa. At least 33 people were killed and 75 wounded.[1]


The first blast took place near a local government building and the second one about 65 yards away at a bus station, police sources said. The death toll and wounded number is expected to keep rising.[2] The blasts took place in Samawa, in southern Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attacks in Iraq's deep Shiite south, where incidents are considered rare.[1] The bombers were named as Abu Dayyar al-Qurashi and Abu Zubayr al-Zaidi.

See also


  1. 1 2 AFP (2016-05-01). "Rare IS group bombings in southern Iraq kill 33". Yahoo. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  2. Reuters. "ISIS Attacks Kill 32 in Southern Iraq; Bombing in Turkey Kills Two". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
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