28 August 2011 Baghdad bombing

28 August 2011 Baghdad bombing
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Date 28 August 2011 (UTC+3)
Target Civilian population
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 32
Non-fatal injuries
Suspected perpetrators
Islamic State of Iraq

The 28 August 2011 Baghdad bombing was an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq at the Umm al-Qura Mosque in western Baghdad. A suicide bomber wearing a fake cast on his arm walked into the building and blew himself up inside the main hall, killing 32 people including parliamentarian Khalid al-Fahdawi.[1] The attack took place near the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The mosque is the largest place of worship for Sunni Muslims in the capital and the main headquarters of the Sunni Endowment. The organization is responsible for maintaining Sunni Muslim religious sites across Baghdad.[2]

See also


  1. "TIMELINE-Deadliest attacks in Iraq in last year". Reuters // trust.org. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  2. "Baghdad mosque attack: Suicide bomber killed at least 28". BBC. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.

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