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Iraq: Car Bomb Attack (I) At U.S. Checkpoint - October 24th, 2004




“[…] Car bombs - some 1,293 between 2004 and 2005, according to researchers at the Brookings Institution - have devastated Iraq like no other land in history. The most infamous, driven or left by sectarian jihadists, have targeted Iraqi Shiites in front of their homes, mosques, police stations, and markets: 125 dead in Hilla (February 28, 2005); 98 in Mussayib (July 16); 114 in Baghdad (September 14); 102 in Blad (September 29); 50 in Abu Sayda (November 19); and so on.


“Some of the devices have been gigantic, like the stolen fuel-truck bomb that devastated Mussayib, but what is most extraordinary has been their sheer frequency - in one 48-hour-period in July 2005 at least 15 suicide car bombs exploded in or around Baghdad. […]”


Excerpt of the book “A History of the Car Bomb” by Mike Davis.

A car bomb explodes at a U.S. checkpoint


The Video



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Car Bomb Scenes from Iraq

After car bomb explosion - Mosul

Dead Iraqi girl - killed by a car bomb

After car bomb explosion - Baghdad

Video & Photo Credits


The video


1) Footage from a car bomb attack apparently in Baghdad on October 24th, 2004. It was recorded by a security camera;


Carbombing Scenes from Iraq


1) US troops arrive at the site where a car bomb exploded in Mosul. A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in this northern city killed three Iraqis, injures seven, the police and U.S. military said. - December 9th, 2004 - Associated Press;

2) A relative touches the face of eight-year old Iraqi girl Maha Hassan in the morgue of Baqouba, about 40 miles (60 kms) northeast of Baghdad. Maha was killed in front of the police station in Baqouba on Saturday after it was attacked by a car bomb. Suicide attackers detonated two vehicles Saturday at police stations in towns northeast of Baghdad, and at least 14 people were killed, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. - November 22nd, 2003 - Karim Kadim/Associated Press;

3) US soldiers inspect a car destroyed when a car bomb exploded in Baghdad. A suicide car bomber killed seven people when he struck a checkpoint in Baghdad's Green Zone early Tuesday, the second attack in two days at the district that houses Iraq's interim government and foreign embassies. - December 14th, 2004 - Hadi Mizban/Associated Press;

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