5 January 2006 Iraq bombings
|5 January 2006 Iraq bombings|
|Location||Karbala and Ramadi, Iraq|
|Date||5 January 2006 (UTC+3)|
|Target||Shia pilgrims, police recruiting centre|
|Deaths||about 120 or more|
|at least 120|
The bombings in Ramadi consisted of two suicide bombers detonating their bombs within minutes of each other. The casualty count by personnel on the ground put the total at 118 (including the two working dogs) 110 of which were Iraqi civilians volunteering to become Iraqi police. Eight were Americans including two working dogs. Thirty civilians died immediately and a further 46 were taken to Camp Ramadi for treatment.
A day later, residents of Ramadi blamed al Qaeda in Iraq for the attack.
- Iraq suicide bomb blasts kill 120 BBC News (5 January 2006)
- Insurgents Kill 140 as Iraq Clashes Escalate Washington Post (6 January 2006)
- Up to 130 Killed in Iraq, Drawing a Shiite Warning New York Times (6 January 2006)
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