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Iraq: Car Bomb Attack (V) Against Civilians in Baghdad - January 22nd, 2007




“Two powerful car bombs ripped through a market in central Baghdad on Monday, turning an area crowded with shoppers and commuters into one of the worst scenes of carnage since the war began. The bombs killed at least 88 people and wounded 160 others even as the first of some 21,000 extra American troops ordered by President Bush began arriving in Baghdad, and as other troops took up positions on SunniShiite fault lines as part of a new strategy to secure the city. […] The blasts at the Baghdad market were in a Shiite area and seemed to have been timed to inflict maximum damage, occurring at noon, one of the busiest times of day. The explosions left so many bodies that they had to be loaded one on top of another on wooden carts.”


Excerpt of a New York Times article from January 23rd, 2007.

Double car bomb attack at a market in Baghdad


The Video



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The Aftermath

The market after the bombing

The wounded …

… and the dead.

Video & Photo Credits


The Video


1) Part of the video might have been shot by a fixed security camera. The origins remain unclear.


Background & Aftermath


1) Seconds after the two bombs exploded, smoke is rising above Baghdad. - January 22nd, 2007 - Ahmad Al-Rubaye/Agence France Press/Getty Images;

2) The Bab al-Sharqi market after the explosion - January 22nd, 2007 - Mohamed Ameed/Reuters;

3) A man is carrying a wounded boy. - January 22nd, 2007 - Wissam Al-Okaili/Agence France Press/Getty Images;

4) Iraqis are searching for dead relatives. - January 22nd, 2007 - Wissam Al-Okaili/Agence France Press/Getty Images;

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