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Iraq: Suicide Bomb Attack on Iraqi Parliament - April 12th, 2007

 

Background

 

“An Islamic insurgency group that includes Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility today for a suicide bomb attack on the Parliament building Thursday that killed one person and wounded 22. The group, the Islamic State of Iraq, issued a statement on the Internet a day after the attack because it said it wanted to allow its members to withdraw from the area. The SITE Institute, which tracks militant postings, said the claim is authentic. [… T]he group said in the statement [:] ‘A heroic knight of the Islamic State of Iraq, may God bless its men, went inside the crowd of the infidels of the so-called Parliament on Thursday, April 12, 2007. God has destroyed the crowds of defectors and infidels.’ […]”

Excerpt of a New York Times article from April 13th, 2007.

Parliament canteen after the bombing

 

The Video

 

 

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The Aftermath of the Bombing

People leaving the building (I)

People leaving the building (II)

The destroyed canteen

Video & Photo Credits

 

The Video/Background photo

 

1) The video is footage from al-Hurrah television. A Shiite member of the Iraqi parliament, Jalaluddin al-Sagheer, was giving a television interview when the attack took place. Photo: The site of Thursday’s suicide bomb blast at the Iraqi parliament cafeteria in Baghdad. - April 13th, 2007 - Ceerwan Aziz/Reuters;

 

The Aftermath of the Bombing

 

1) & 2) Image taken from video footage shows people leaving the scene of a suicide bomb blast where three Iraqi lawmakers were killed in Baghdad. - April 12th, 2007 - Reuters TV/Reuters;

3) Site of Thursday's suicide bomb blast at the Iraqi parliament cafeteria in Baghdad. - April 13th, 2007 - Ceerwan Aziz/Reuters;

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