- 18 April 2007 Baghdad bombings
Infobox terrorist attack
title=18 April 2007 Baghdad bombings
target=Sadriya, Sadr City, Karrada, al-Shurja
18 April, 2007
fatalities=198CNN, [http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/04/18/iraq.main/index.html Iraq orders arrest of top Army officer after deadly attacks] ]
Al Qaeda in Iraq
perps=Unknown: legal proceedings have not yet taken place.
The 18 April 2007 Baghdad bombings were a series of attacks that occurred when five
car bombs exploded across Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq, on 18 April 2007, killing nearly 200 people. [BBC News, [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6567329.stm Up to 200 killed in Baghdad bombs] ]
The attacks targeted mainly
Shialocations and civilians. The Sadriyamarket had already been struck by a massive truck bombing on 3 February 2007and was in the process of being rebuilt when the attack took place. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6560000/newsid_6569000/6569065.stm?bw=bb&mp=rm BBC News Player - Up to 200 die in Baghdad bombs ] ] The bombings were reminiscent of the level of violence before Operation Law and Orderwas implemented to secure the Iraqi capital in February 2007.
The attacks came as Prime Minister
Nouri al-Malikisaid that Iraqi forces would assume control of the country's security by the end of the year, and they also came as officials from more than 60 countries attended a UN conference in Geneva on the plight of Iraqi refugees.
The first attack occurred when a bomb detonated on a minibus in the
Risafineighborhood of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding six. A parked car in the Karrada neighborhood exploded afterward, killing 11 and wounding 13.
A suicide car bomber crashed his car into an Iraqi police checkpoint; the resulting explosion killed at least 41 people, including five Iraqi police officers, and wounded 76.
One hour later, the deadliest attack was in the al-Sadriya market in central Baghdad, where a powerful
car bombkilled at least 140 people and wounded 148, according to an Iraqi hospital official. The bomb was reportedly left in a parked car and exploded at about 1600 local time (1200 GMT) in the middle of a crowd of workers. The market was being rebuilt after it was destroyed by a bombing in February which killed more than 130 people.Associated Press, [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18169833/ "Baghdad death toll climbs to at least 178, Gates describes attacks as 'horrifying'; U.S. troops nab 30 alleged militants "] ]
Later in the day another suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Sadriya district of Baghdad killing two police officers and wounding eight.
al-Shurja: Minibus bomb killed at least 4 people
Karrada: Car bomb near private hospital killed at least 11
Sadr City: Suicide car bomber killed at least 41 at a checkpoint
Sadriya: Car bomb killed at least 140 at a market
Sadriya: Suicide car bomber killed at least 2 at a checkpoint
3 February 2007 Baghdad market bombing, the previous bombing of Sadriya market
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6568797.stm In pictures: Baghdad bombs] (BBC)
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