30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing
|30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing|
|Location||Amil District Baghdad, Iraq|
|Date||30 September 2004 (UTC+3)|
|car bomb, IED|
|Deaths||at least 41|
|at least 131|
|Perpetrators||possibly al-Qaeda in Iraq (their claiming is unclear)|
30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing was a series of bombings targeting U.S. soldiers handing out sweets to the Iraqi children at the celebration during the opening of a water treatment plant in the Amil District of Baghdad. The bombings killed at least 41, including 35 children, and wounded 131, including 10 U.S. soldiers.
US Army units attacked were from Comanche Troop 1st Squadron 7th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division.
Zarqawi's group Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn ('al-Qaeda in Iraq') claimed responsibility for attacks that day, but it is unclear if these include these explosions that killed the children.
It is unclear whether the U.S. troops or the crowds were the prime target. A statement hailing "heroic operations" was posted in the name of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
- Children massacred by Iraq bombs BBC News
- Dozens of children killed in bomb attack in Baghdad CBC News