2003 Karbala bombings


2003 Karbala bombings

Infobox terrorist attack
title=2003 Karbala bombings
location=Karbala, Iraq
target=Coalition military barracks
date=December 27 2003
type=suicide bombings
fatalities=5 Bulgarian soldiers 2 Thai soldiers 7 Iraqi policemen 5 Iraqi civilians
injuries=200 injured (including 36 coalition soldiers)
perps=Tawhid al-Jihad
The 2003 Karbala bombings consisted of four suicide attacks on the coalition military barracks in Karbala, Iraq, 110 kilometres (70 miles) south of Baghdad on December 27 2003.

The attackers targeted two coalition bases and a downtown Iraqi police station where U.S. military police were stationed. The attacks occurred within a 20-minute span.

The attacks

Bulgarian guards at the perimeter of their forward base at the Karbala University shot the suicide bomber as the gasoline tanker bore down on the front entrance. Nevertheless, the bomb exploded about 50 feet from the base's main building, killing four Bulgarian soldiers and wounding 27 other of which one died of his injuries the next day. The Bulgarian Army chief of staff, Nikola Kolev, said that they expected these attacks because Karbala was suspiciously peaceful.

In the attack on the Thai Army camp the bomber killed two Thai soldiers and wounded five others when he rammed his vehicle into the walls of the Thai camp. The Thais were confident enough about their security that they planned to send 200 Thai civilians to visit their troops.

In the double attack on the police station 7 Iraqi policemen and 5 civilians were Shaheed. Among the wounded were five American soldiers.

ee also

*2007 Karbala bombings

External links

* [http://www.spacewar.com/2004/040102164025.v1gyshyt.html Bulgarian soldiers refuse duty in Iraq after deadly attack]
* [http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/12/27/sprj.irq.main/index.html Karbala attacks kill 12, wound dozens]
* [http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2003/12/28/attacks_in_iraq_leave_18_dead/ Police station and 2 bases hit in southern city]
* [http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-12-27-iraq_x.htm 13 killed, 172 wounded in coordinated attacks in Iraq]


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