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It is with a heavy heart that I write this diary. I mourn with the rest of you the injured and dead in the Boston senseless attack on innocent, helpless civilians.

However, I maintain a grotesque fascination at the attention paid this particular attack, purely because it was done on American soil with American victims. It brings to mind a quote from the West Wing, when Jeb Barlet asks "why do I value an American life more than a Kundunese one?" to which Will Bailey replies "I don't know, sir, but you do."

Below the fold is a list of similar attacks in Iraq from the years 2003 to 2010. A few of them were thwarted, but the vast majority claimed more lives than the Boston explosion.

Iraq, 2003:
February 26: A suspected Ansar al-Islam member detonated a suicide vest at a checkpoint in northern Iraq, killing three.[1]
March 22: Three people were killed, including an Australian cameraman, and nine others injured when a suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint in Sayed Sadiq.[2]
March 29: Iraqi soldier Ali Hammadi al-Namani kills four US soldiers in a suicide car bombing near Najaf.[3]
April 3: A female suicide bomber kills three coalition soldiers at a checkpoint north-west of Baghdad. Her apparent accomplice, a pregnant woman who was also killed in the attack, exited the vehicle prior to the explosion and began screaming in fear. It is unclear if she was attempting to flee, or trying to draw the coalition troops towards her vehicle.[4]
April 10: A suicide bomber walked up to a military checkpoint in central Baghdad and blew himself up, wounding four U.S. Marines.[5]
August 19: Canal Hotel bombing, in Baghdad, kills 22 people (including the top UN representative Sergio Vieira de Mello) and wounds over 100.
August 29: One or two car bombs, possibly detonated by suicide bombers, explode outside the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf. Between 85 and 125 people were killed, including the leader of the nation's Shia community Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim.[6][7][8]
September 9: A suicide car bomber targets the US intelligence headquarters in the northern city of Irbil, killing three people and injuring 41.[9]
September 22: A suicide car bomber blows himself up near the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, killing a security guard and wounding 19 people.[10]
October 9: In the first attack on an Iraqi police station, a suicide car bomb explodes outside a station in Sadr City, killing at least eight people.[6][11]
October 12: One or two suicide car bombs near the Baghdad Hotel kills six Iraqis and wound more than 30 others, including three US soldiers.[12][13][14]
October 14: A suicide car bomb explodes outside the Turkish embassy in Baghdad, wounding two security guards.[6]
October 16: A suicide vehicle bomber was killed by security agents before he could attack the Interior Ministry building in Irbil.[15]
October 27: Four or five suicide car bombings rock Baghdad, killing 30-40 people including two US soldiers. The deadliest attack was on the HQ of the International Committee of the Red Cross, where a suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed 12 and wounded 20. The other attacks targeted Iraqi Police stations.[6][16]
October 28: A suicide car bomber blew himself up 100 yards from a police station in Fallujah, killing four.[17][18]
November 12: A suicide car bombing in the southern town of Nasiriyah kills 30 one people. The target was an Italian military base, and 19 of the dead are Italians.[6][19][20]
November 20: A suicide truck bomb explodes outside the office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, a US-allied Kurdish political party in Kirkuk. Four people are killed and 30 wounded.[6]
November 22: Two suicide car bombers struck police stations in the towns of Khan Bani Saad and Baquba almost simultaneously, killing at least 18 and leaving over 30 wounded.[21][22]
December 9: Suicide bombers, one in a car and another on foot, blow themselves up at the gates of two US military bases, wounding 61 American soldiers.[6]
December 10: Three suicide bombers attack the headquarters of the 82nd Airborne Division in Ramadi. One US soldier dies and 14 others are wounded.[6]
December 14: Hours before the US military announces that they have captured Saddam Hussein, a suspected suicide car bomber kills 16 police officers and two civilians outside a police station in Khaldiya, 60 miles west of Baghdad.[23][24]
December 15: On the northern outskirts of the Iraqi capital, a suicide bomber driving a four-wheel-drive taxi killed eight policemen at their station in Husainiyah. Just hours before, in the Ameriyah neighbourhood of the city, eight policemen were injured by another suicide car bomber.[25]
December 17: A suicide truck bomber, who was trying to attack a police station in the al-Bayaa district of Baghdad, collided with a bus at an intersection killing at least ten people and wounding 20.[26]
December 18: A VBIED attacked a civilian convoy on MSR Hershey at approximately 0700 hours as they were leaving their encampment to go to work near Bayji Iraq. A South African APC was destroyed in the process. Several injuries, but no US personnel military or civilian were killed.
December 24: A suicide bombing kills four and wounds over 100 at the Interior Ministry offices in Arbil.[24]
December 27: Five Bulgarian soldiers and two Thai soldiers are among 19 people killed and 18 injured in a coordinated attack on Coalition military bases in Karbala. Four suicide car bombers struck a Bulgarian base, a compound containing the City Hall & police headquarters, and a multinational logistics base run by Polish, Thai, and American soldiers.[6][27]

Iraq, 2004:

January 14: A suicide bomber detonates a bomb outside an Iraqi police station in Baquba. At least three Iraqis are killed and 29 wounded.[1]
January 28: A suicide bomber blows up a Toyota pickup truck packed with 1,000 pounds of explosives outside the headquarters of the US-led coalition, killing 24-31 people, including two American soldiers, and injuring more than 60.[1][2]
January 31: A suicide car bombing at the Shahine Hotel in Baghdad killed three people, including a South African security contractor.[3][4]
January 31: A suicide bomber in a small car kills nine and wounds 44 at a police station in Mosul.[1]
February 1: At least 105 people are killed and nearly 250 wounded in Arbil when twin suicide bombers blow themselves up at the headquarters of the two leading Kurdish political parties - the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan & the Kurdish Democratic Party. A former government minister, the deputy governor of Arbil province, and the city's police chief are among those killed.[5]
February 9: A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the Ramadi home of Majid and Amer Ali Suleiman, two tribal leaders who had cooperated with US forces. Three of their bodyguards were seriously injured by the blast, but the leaders were unhurt.[6]
February 10: At least 55 people are killed in car bombing outside a police station in Iskandariyah, south of Baghdad.[5]
February 11: Forty-seven Iraqis die in a suicide attack outside an army recruitment centre in Baghdad. Ansar al Islam is blamed for the atrocity.[1]
February 18: Two suicide bombers attack a Polish military barracks in Hillah, killing 11 Iraqis.[1]
February 23: Shortly before a visit by US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, at least ten people are killed by a suicide car bomber targeting a police station in Kirkuk.[7]

March 2:
Main article: In the deadliest coordinated attacks since the fall of Saddam Hussein, a series of explosions killed 181 Shiites celebrating the Ashoura festival in Baghdad and Karbala. 49 Iranian pilgrims were among the victims of the bombings, at least four of which were suicide attacks.[1][8][9]
March 17: A suicide bomber detonates a car bomb near the Hotel Lebanon in Baghdad, killing 16, including one Briton.[1]
March 30: A suicide car bomber detonated outside the house of a police chief in Hillah, wounding seven people.[10]
April 21: Basra bombings: five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people including 18 schoolchildren and wounding 160 others.[11][12]
April 24: In one of the most extravagant insurgent attacks to date, three suicide boats targeted the al-Basra oil terminal seven miles off the southern coast of Iraq. Three US sailors were killed after they attempted to board one of the insurgent dhows, and oil exports from al-Basra were shut down for at least one day, costing Iraq one million barrels in lost exports.[13][14]
May 6: Six people, including one US soldier, were killed when a suicide car bomb exploded at a checkpoint outside the Green Zone.[15]
May 17: A suicide car bomber killed Izzadine Saleem, the head of the Iraqi Governing Council, as his car waited at a checkpoint outside the Green Zone in Baghdad. Up to seven other innocents were killed.[16]
May 22: Another senior Iraqi official was the target of a suicide car bomb which killed at least four people and wounded deputy interior minister Abdul-Jabar Youssef al-Sheikhli at his home in Baghdad.[17]
June 1: A suicide car bomb attack at a checkpoint near a US army base in Baiji killed at least ten Iraqis.[18]
June 8: A suicide car bomber hit a US outpost at the former al-Faris air force base in Baquba, killing four Iraqis and one US soldier, and injuring 16 Iraqis and ten US soldiers. In Mosul, an orange and white taxi with three suicide bombers on board detonated outside the mayor's office, killing ten people.[19][20]
June 13: Four police officers and eight civilians were killed when a suicide car bomber struck a police post in southern Baghdad.[21]
June 14: A suicide bombing in Baghdad kills 13 people, including two Britons, a Filipino, a Frenchman, and an American.[22][23]
June 17: A suicide car bomber driving a white 4x4 detonated his vehicle amongst a crowd of 300 jobless young men queuing at the gates of an Iraqi army base in central Baghdad. 35 people were killed and 138 injured.[24]
June 24: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in Baghdad, killing four Iraqi soldiers. The attack came just one week before the scheduled handover of power from the US government to the Iraqi interim government.[25]
July 6: A suicide car bomber targeted a funeral tent in Khalis, killing 13 people and wounded at least thirty-seven others.[26]
July 14: A suicide car bomber killed at least nine people and wounded 40 others at a checkpoint located next to the British Embassy in Baghdad.[27]
July 17: Five people were killed and eight other injured when a suicide car bomb rammed into a convoy carrying Iraqi Justice Minister, Malek Dohan Hassan, in Baghdad. Hassan managed to escape the attack, but three of his bodyguards and two civilian bystanders were killed.[28] UNCERTAINTY RE: NUMBER OF SUICIDE ATTACKS ON THIS DAY
July 19: Nine people were killed and at least 60 others injured when a large fuel tanker, rigged as a car bomb, exploded as it drove toward a police station in the Seidiyeh neighbourhood of Baghdad.[29]
July 20: A suicide truck bomb blew up outside a Baghdad police station, killing at least nine Iraqis and injuring more than 60 others.[30]
July 28: A suicide car bomb exploded outside a police recruiting centre in central Baquba today, killing 68 Iraqis.[12]
August 1: A suicide car bomb went off outside a police station in Iraq's northern city of Mosul on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 34.[31]
August 5: A suspected suicide car bombing outside a police station in Southern Baghdad killed four people and injured twenty-one.[32]
August 28: A suicide car bomber detonated after attempting to block the path of A Kurdish media teams' car when they reached a checkpoint between Arbil and Mosul. No-one apart from the bomber was hurt.[33]
September 4: A suicide car bomb exploded in front of an Iraqi Police Academy in Kirkuk, killing at least 21 people.[34]
September 6: A suicide car bombing in Fallujah killed seven U.S. Marines and three Iraqi Guardsmen.[35]
September 14: A suicide car bomb killed 47 people outside a police station on Haifa Street in Baghdad, where a crowd of volunteers and recruits were waiting to sign up.[36] A suicide car bomber exploded by a convoy of civilian contractors in Baghdad, hurting no-one but himself.[37]
September 17: A suicide car bomb detonated near an Iraqi police checkpoint on al-Rashid Street in central Baghdad, killing at least eight Iraqis and wounding 41 others. Another vehicle-borne explosive device detonated on Haifa Street in Baghdad when US forces opened fire on it. The vehicle was attempting to breach a security perimeter, and both of its occupants were killed in the ensuing explosion.[38]
September 18: A suicide car bomb detonated in front of the Iraqi national guard headquarters in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 19 people and wounding 67 others, including guardsmen and recruits.[38]
September 20: A car bomb detonated in Mosul killing all three people in the car and one bystander. Authorities believe that the victims were insurgents who were planning to carry out a suicide attack in the area, when their bomb detonated prematurely.[39]
September 22: A suicide car bomber killed 11 people and wounded up to 54 outside a photocopy shop in Baghdad, where Iraqi National Guard applicants were preparing their papers. Another suicide car bomb struck US military vehicles in the upmarket Mansour district of the capital, injuring four US soldiers and two civilians. One US military death was later attributed to these bombings.[40]
September 30: Up to two suicide bombers targeted US troops as they handed out sweets to Iraqi children in Baghdad, killing 42 and wounded 141. Of the dead 35 were children, while the wounded included 10 US soldiers & 72 children under the age of 14. Hours earlier a suicide blast in the Abu Ghraib area killed between three and nine people, including one US soldier.
October 4: Ten people were killed when a suicide car bomber rammed an entrance to the Green Zone in Baghdad, close to where recruits were lining up to join Iraq's security forces. Seventy others were wounded. A car bomb in Mosul detonated with two people on board, killing the occupants and five others, though it was not clear if the attack was a deliberate suicide mission.[43]
October 6: A suicide car bomber killed at least 16 people at an Iraqi National Guard centre near the Syrian border.[44]
October 10: A suicide attacker detonated explosives packed on a minibus near a police academy in eastern Baghdad, killing 10 to 17 people. Another suicide car bomb in the capital struck a military convoy near the Culture Ministry, killing one US soldier.[45][46]
October 14: A pair of suicide bombers succeeded in penetrating the Green Zone in Baghdad. The twin blasts killed at least six people, including three or four Americans.[47][48]
October 15: A suicide car bomb blew up in an Iraqi Police contingent in main street in Al-Dawrah, south Baghdad. Five police officers were killed, and nine policemen injured.[49]
October 17: A suicide car bomb detonated on a bridge in the northern city of Mosul, killing five Iraqis and wounding 15 others.[50] A suicide car bomb detonated outside a Baghdad cafe popular with Iraqi police and near to the Australian embassy, killing seven and wounding more than 20.[51][52]
October 23: At least 16 Iraqi policemen were killed and 40 others were wounded when a suicide driver detonated his car at a police station near a US Marine base in Khan al-Baghdadi, 140 miles west of the capital. A second suicide driver killed four guardsmen and injured six others in an attack near an Iraqi National Guard checkpoint in Ishaqi, 6 miles south of Samarra.[53]
October 25: Two suicide car bombs detonated in Mosul, killing at least three Iraqis and wounding at least nine government employees.[54] A suicide car bomber attacked a US convoy in Khaldiya, destroying at least two Humvees and causing an unknown number of US casualties.[55]
November 3: A suicide car bombing at a checkpoint on the Baghdad Airport Road killed at least one British security contractor. Up to nine airline employees were also injured.[56][57]
November 4: Three Scottish Black Watch soldiers and an Iraqi translator were killed by a suicide bomber near Camp Dogwood, outside of Baghdad.[58] A suicide bomber blew up a car in front of the municipal council building in Tikrit, wounding ten.[59]
November 6: Four car bombs in Samarra targeted local police forces, killing about 40 people. At least two of the blasts are detonated by suicide bombers.[60][61]
November 7: Two bomb disposal experts from the Royal Signals and Royal Logistics Corps were seriously injured by a suicide car bomb. The explosion blew the legs off one of the men and caused serious limb injuries to the other.[62]
November 8: Near simultaneous suicide car bomb attacks on St. Matthews Catholic Church and St. Georges Catholic Church in Baghdad killed at least three people and wounded over 40.[63]
November 11: At least 18 people were killed and 15 wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a vehicle carrying Americans in a central Baghdad market during rush hour.[64]
November 13: A suicide bomber exploded near an Iraqi police patrol in the center of Hillah, wounding four policemen.[65]
November 19: A suicide bomber exploded his vehicle near an Iraqi police patrol in Baghdad, injuring up to 11 people and killing one policeman.[66]
November 26: According to Al-Diyar Television, a suicide bomber blew up his car near the 14 July suspension bridge in Baghdad, causing an unknown number of casualties.[67]
November 29: A suicide bomber drove his vehicle into a group of policemen waiting to collect their salaries in western Ramadi. Twelve people were killed and ten wounded.[68]
December 3: A van with four suicide bombers on board drove into a Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad, killing 14 civilians who had gathered for morning prayers.[69] A police station within the compound of the Ministry of Housing and Construction was attacked with a suicide car bomb, wounding an unknown number of people.[70]
December 4: A suicide bomber drove into a bus carrying Kurdish peshmerga fighters in the northern city of Mosul, killing 16. A suicide bomber targeted a police station just outside the main entrance to the Green Zone in Baghdad, killing seven and injuring 50.[71]
December 5: A suicide car bomber drove into a convoy of National Guardsmen in Baiji, killing the local commander, Mohammad Jassim Rumaied, along with three bodyguards.[71]
December 8: A suicide bomber attacked a US convoy in Samarra, killing three Iraqis.[72]
December 13: A suicide car bomber kills 13 while in line at a checkpoint at the Western Gate of Baghdad's Green Zone.[73][74]
December 14: A suicide car bomber strikes the same Green Zone checkpoint that was hit 24 hours earlier, killing at least six people and wounding 13.[75][76]
December 19: A suicide bomber in Najaf killed at least 51 people when he targeted a funeral procession near the Imam Ali shrine. A suicide car bomb near a bus stop in Kerbala killed at least 14 people. It occurred near the twin shrines of Hussein and Abbas, and also near the home of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.[77][78][79]
December 21: A suicide bomber infiltrated Mosul's Marez Base and detonated his vest amongst a crowd of US soldiers sitting down for lunch. Twenty two people were killed, including Nineteen American soldiers and three Military Contractors, in a significant coup for the insurgency. The Ansar al-Sunnah Army claimed responsibility.[80]
December 23: According to Al-Sharqiyah Television, a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle during rush hour at a checkpoint in the Al-Latifiyah area, killing five people and wounding 13.[81]
December 24: A fuel tanker driven by a suicide bomber exploded in the Mansour district of Baghdad near the Libyan and Jordanian embassies. The explosion killed at least eight people, including guards at the Libyan embassy, and injured 19.[82]
December 27: A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle outside the home of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the head of SCIRI. Thirteen people were killed and about 50 injured, but Hakim escaped unharmed.[83]
December 28: A suicide bomber detonated his bomb in the center of Samarra, wounding ten people. The target of the blast was unclear.

Iraq, 2006:

January 1: Two suicide car bombs kill one Iraqi soldier and wound 24 others north of Baghdad.[1]
January 2: A suicide bomber kills seven people on a bus in Baquba.[2]
January 4: A suicide bomber struck a Shiite funeral, killing 32 and wounding 40.[3]
January 5: A suicide bomber in Kerbala detonated an explosive belt laced with ballbearings and a grenade, killing 51 and wounding 138. A suicide bomber in Ramadi blew himself up near a group of police and Army recruits, killed more than 60 and wounded around 70. Two other suicide car bombs explode in Baghdad.[4][5]
January 6: A suicide bomber targeted an Interior Ministry patrol, and one policeman was killed in the explosion which wounded seven others.[6]
January 9: Two suicide bombers disguised as police infiltrated the heavily fortified Interior Ministry compound in Baghdad and blow themselves up killing 29.[7]
January 20: A suicide car bomber killed two U.S. soldiers in Haqlaniyah.[8][9]
January 23: A suicide bomber kills three people and injures seven others near the Iranian embassy in Baghdad.[10]
February 14: A suicide car bomber killed two U.S. marines near Qaim.[11]
March 10: A suicide truck bomber kills eight and wounds 11 at a checkpoint in Falluja.[12]
March 14: A suicide bombing in Northern Iraq killed at least one person: America security contractor Chaz Benjamin Crawford.[13]
March 27: A suicide bomber kills 30 to 40 people at a security-forces recruitment center in northern Iraq[14]
March 29: Two suicide bombers on a mini-bus filled with explosives attempted to attack a police station in Haswa, south of Baghdad, but the bus exploded prematurely when police opened fire on it, wounding 11 policemen and a female bystander.[15]
March 30: A suicide car bomber rammed a police convoy in west Baghdad’s Yarmouk neighborhood, killing one police commando and wounding three others. Two civilians also were hurt.[16]
April 3: Ten die and 38 are wounded during a suicide truck bomb attack near a Shiite mosque in northeastern Baghdad[17]
April 7: Two or three suicide bombers target the Baratha mosque in Baghdad, killing 85 people and wounding 160.[18][19][20]
April 11: A suicide bomber kills an American soldier in Raweh.[21]
April 17: A suicide bomber attacked a market in the town of Mahmudiya killing at least 13 people and wounding 19.[22] Two or three suicide car bombers targeted the Government Center in Ramadi, wounding one U.S. Marine.[23][24]
May 1: A suicide bomber attacked a US army patrol killing one Iraqi civilian and wounding two others in Iskandariya south of Baghdad.[25]
May 2: Ten people die and six are injured when a suicide bomber explodes near a convoy carrying the governor of Anbar in central Ramadi.[26]
May 3: Suicide bomber kills 16 and wounds 25 at a police recruitment center in Falluja.[27]
May 4: A suicide bomber attacked a crowd of police officers and civilians outside the civil court building in Baghdad.[28]
May 6: Suicide bomber kills three Iraqi soldiers at a base in Tikrit.[29]
May 7: Suicide bomber kills five and wounds 18 in Karbala.[30] A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army patrol as it left a base in the neighborhood of Azamiyah in Baghdad killing 10 people and wounding 15, most were Iraqi soldiers.[31]
May 9: A suicide car bombing kills 22 and wounds 134 in Tal Afar.[32]
May 14: A double suicide car bomb attack outside the Baghdad airport, near the Victory Base checkpoint, killing 14 people and wounding six others.[33]
May 20: A suicide car bomber attacked a police station in Al-Qaim, killing five people and wounding ten. Victims were both civilians and policemen.[34]
May 21: A suicide bomber kills 13 and wounds 18 in a restaurant in central Baghdad.[35]
May 29: A suicide car bomber attacked a police patrol in Baghdad wounding two police and killing one.[36]
May 30: A suicide bomber killed at least 12 people and wounded 36 in Hilla.[37]
June 3: A suicide bomber attacked a market in Basra, killing 28 people and wounding 62 others.[38]
June 11: A suicide car bomb explodes at an Iraqi Army checkpoint in Baquba, killing three Iraqi soldiers and wounding six.[citation needed]
June 12: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a gas station in Tal Afar killing four civilians and wounding more than 40.[39]
June 13: As many as five suicide attacks hit Kirkuk on this day. In the central Quraya neighbourhood, a suicide car bomber struck the house of a senior police officer, Colonel Taher Salah al-Din, seriously wounding him and killing one of his bodyguards. Shortly afterwards, a suicide bomber in a car was shot by guards as he tried to attack Kirkuk's police headquarters. He blew himself up, killing two policemen. Across town a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, wounding two people. A second suicide car bomber then targeted the same building but was shot and killed by guards before he could detonate his bomb. Another suicide bomber struck a security building in the Wasit neighbourhood, wounding four civilians.[40][41]
June 14: Police shot and killed a suicide bomber as he tried to attack a police checkpoint in Kirkuk.[42]
June 16: A suicide bomber slips into a Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing 11 and wounding 25 during Friday prayers.[43]
June 17: A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near a police checkpoint in Mahmoudiya, killing four people and injuring 15.[44]
June 19: A suicide bomber killed four civilians and wounded 10 in an attack on an Iraqi army checkpoint in central Baghdad.[45]
June 20: A suicide bomber kills two and injures two in a senior citizens' home in Basra.[46]
June 24: A suicide bomber in Dhuluyia killed five Iraqi policemen.[47]
June 25: A suicide bomber killed a police commando and wounded nine people in an attack on a police checkpoint in Baghdad's.[48]
June 26: Two Iraqi police commandos die and four people are injured when a suicide bomber explodes at a military checkpoint in western Baghdad.[49]
June 27: A suicide bomber attacked a gas station in Kirkuk killing at least three people and wounding 17.[50]
June 28: A suicide car bomber attacked a Sunni mosque, near a market in Baqubah, killing three people.[51]
June 29: A suicide car bomber kills five and wounds at least 31 during a wake for an Iraqi soldier in Kirkuk.[52][53]
July 1: A suicide bomber killed two policemen and wounded six people in an attack on a police patrol in Mosul.[54]
July 3: A suicide car bomber attacked a security patrol in Baghdad, wounding two policemen, two soldiers, and one civilian.[55]
July 5: A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Mosul, killing two people, including a policeman.[56]
July 6: A suicide bomber attacked two buses carrying Iranian pilgrims outside a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in Kufa killing 12 people and wounding 41, eight of the dead were Iranians.[57]
July 10: A suicide bomber attacked the offices of the Kurdish PUK party in Kirkuk killing three and wounding eight. A suicide bomber attacked a crowd of civilians gathered at the site of an earlier explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City district killing 8 and wounding 41 people.[58][59]
July 11: More than 50 people were killed in Baghdad in violence that included a double suicide bombing near busy entrances to the fortified Green Zone.[60]
July 12: A suicide bomber blows himself up in a restaurant in southern Baghdad, killing seven and injuring 20.[61]
July 13: A suicide bomber attacked a police patrol killing three people and wounding eight in Kirkuk. A suicide bomber attacked the city council of Abi Saida, north of Baghdad, killing six people and wounding three, including the head of the city council. A suicide car bomber attacked a police patrol in Mosul, killing two policemen and three civilians and wounding five, including two policemen.[62][63]
July 14: A suicide bomber attacked a police patrol killing five people, including three civilians, in Mosul.[64]
July 15: A suicide bomber attacked a police commando checkpoint in eastern Baghdad killing two police commandos and wounding four. A suicide car bomb attacked a police patrol in Baghdad, wounding six people, including two policemen.[65][66]
July 16: A suicide bomber strikes a cafe in Tuz Khurmatu, killing 28 people.[67][68]
July 18: A suicide car bomb kills 53 to 59 people and injures more than 100 at a market in Kufa.[69][70] A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army patrol in Mosul killing four people and wounding two.[70][71]
July 21: A suicide bomber killed six policemen and wounded 13 others near Falluja. A suicide bomber killed six policemen and wounded 13 others near Falluja. A suicide bomber broke into the home of As'ad Ali Yasin, the head of the Samarra local council, and blew himself up, killing himself but not harming Yasin or anybody else.[72][73]
July 23: 32 to 34 are killed and 65 to 70 are wounded when a suicide bomber driving a minibus blows it up near a market in Sadr City, Baghdad.[74][75]
July 24: A suicide bomber killed five Iraqi soldiers and wounded four in an attack on their patrol in Mosul. A suicide bomber attacked a Samarra Emergency Battalion checkpoint killing a civilian and wounding six policemen.[76][77]
July 25: A suicide bomber attacked a house used by the Iraqi police in Samarra killing one person and wounding seven other people.[78]
July 29: A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint near Qaim, killing himself and wounding two policemen.[79]
July 30:A suicide car bomber attacked a police patrol in Mosul killing a policeman and wounding three other officers.[73]
July 31: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi observation post outside Mosul killing four soldiers and wounding six.[80]
August 1: A suicide car bomber kills at least 10 soldiers and four civilians and wounds 22 near an Iraqi army convoy in central Baghdad.[81]
August 4: A suicide bomber in a pick-up truck blew up in an athletic field in Hadhar, killing 10 and wounding 12.[82][83]
August 6: A suicide bomber attacks a funeral in central Tikrit, killing 15 people and injuring 17.[84][85]
August 7: Nine soldiers die and 10 civilians are injured due to a suicide truck bomb in Samarra.[86]
August 10: A suicide bomber struck a checkpoint near a shrine in Najaf, killing 35 and injuring 122.[87][88]
August 13: Insurgents used a rocket, a car bomb, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle and two other devices to attack the Zafaraniya neighbourhood of southeastern Baghdad over the course of an hour. 57 people were killed, and almost 150 wounded.[89]
August 15: A suicide truck bomber killed nine people and wounded 36 outside the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Mosul.[90]
August 19: A suicide car bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Baghdad's Doura district killing one person.[91]
August 23: A suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in Mosul killing one person and wounding ten. A suicide bomber dressed as a policeman wounded six policemen in an attack on a police station.[92][93]
August 27: A suicide truck bomber killed two Kurdish guards and wounded 16 people in an attack on the party offices of the PUK. A suicide car double suicide bombing in Kirkuk near the home of Peyrut Talabani, a cousin of President Talabani, 9 people were killed and 22 wounded.[94][95][96]
August 28: In Baghdad, 16 people died, including 13 policemen, when a suicide car bomber attacked a compound of the Iraqi interior ministry. In Baghdad, dozens of people were injured in the mid-morning blast outside the interior ministry. The ministry complex has been frequently targeted in the past and is heavily guarded. The Baghdad bomber struck as UK Defence Minister Des Browne was in the capital for talks with Iraqi officials. A suicide car bomber attacked a line of cars waiting for fuel at a gas station in the Dora district of Baghdad killing three and wounding 15 people.[97][98]
August 29: A suicide car bombing somewhere in Iraq killed at least one person: American interpreter Saher Georges.[13]
August 31: A suicide bomber attacked a gas station in eastern Baghdad killing 2 people and wounding 13.[99]
September 3: A suicide bomber attacked a police patrol in Mosul killing two policemen and wounding three.[100]
September 7: A suicide bomber attacked a police fuel depot in Baghdad killing 12 policemen. A suicide bomber attacked a police patrol killing 3 people and wounded 10 in a tunnel in the Bab al-Sharji district of Baghdad.[101]
September 9: A suicide bomber killed one policeman and wounded 10 civilians after police at Baghdad's Adhamiya police station fired at the bombers car and it to detonated prematurely.[102]
September 10: A suicide car bomber attacked a police raiding party killing 3 people and wounding 14, mostly policemen.[103]
September 11: A suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus full of army recruits in Baghdad killing 16 people and wounding 7.[104]
September 14: A suicide truck bomb hit a U.S. Army outpost in Baghdad killing three soldiers and wounding 25. A suicide bomber strapped himself with explosives and detonated them at an Iraq police checkpoint in Tal Afar, killing one police officer and wounding two others.[105]
September 16: A suicide bomber attacked a U.S. patrol in Ramadi killing four civilians. A suicide bomber attacked a well-fortified police station in Baghdad's Doura district killing one civilian and wounding 22 others.[106]
September 17: A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Kirkuk killing only himself.[107]
September 18: A suicide bomber attacked a police recruitment centre in Ramadi killing 13 people and wounding 10. A suicide bomber attacked a Tal Afar market killing at least 21 people and wounding 17.[108][109]
September 19: A suicide bomber attacked a crowd of people who had gathered at the scene of an earlier bomb attack on an army base in Sharqat. At least 21 people were killed and 50 wounded in both attacks.[110]
September 20: A suicide bomber attacked the house of Khalid al-Fulalli, a Sunni leader of the Bazi tribe, in Samarra, one child was killed and 26 people were wounded in the attack. A suicide truck bomber attacked a police checkpoint in the Doura district of Baghdad, killing seven police commandos and wounding 11 other, among them three civilians. A suicide bomber attacked a Tal Afar market killing at least 22 people and wounding 24.[111][112]
September 24: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in Tal Afar killing two Iraqi soldiers and wounded three, including a civilian.[113]
September 25: A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Ramadi 7 policemen and wounding 7 others.[114]
September 26: A suicide bomber attacked a new police station in Jurf al-Sakhar killing 2 policemen and wounding 4 policemen and 8 U.S. soldiers.[115]
September 27: A suicide bomber attacked the Iraqi Communist Party's headquarters in Baghdad killing five people and wounding fifteen.[116]
September 28: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the U.S. military base at Kirkuk airport killing one policeman and wounding eight. A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army headquarters killing two civilians and wounding 25, including nine soldiers, in the Shaab district of Baghdad.[117]
September 30: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint in Tal Afar killing two people and wounding 30.[118]
October 3: A suicide bomber killed three and wounded 19 at a fish market in Baghdad.[119]
October 4: A suicide car bomber struck an Iraqi police and army checkpoint in the northern city of Tal Afar, wounding three policemen, two soldiers and nine civilians. A suicide truck bomber blew himself up outside the Iraqi army headquarters in western Ramadi, police said. No one other than the bomber was killed but a number were wounded.[120] In Ramadi, a car bomber rammed his vehicle into the entrance of a police station and wounded four.[121]
October 7: A suicide car bomb killed 14 people, including four soldiers, and wounded 13, including nine civilians, at an Iraqi Army checkpoint in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar.[122]
October 9: A suicide car bomber killed a policeman and wounded 11 others, a policeman and 10 civilians, at a police checkpoint in the northern town of Tal Afar, about 420 km (260 mi) north of Baghdad.[123] A suicide car bomber rammed a police checkpoint wounding six officers and commandos near the Jordanian border at Trebil.[124]
October 12: In Kirkuk a suicide bomber rammed his car into an Iraqi Army checkpoint wounding one soldier.[125] A suicide bomber attacked the army headquarters in Ramadi, there were no casualties.[126]
October 13: A suicide bomber attacked a patrol in Mazraa killing three Iraqi soldiers.[127]
October 15: Suicide bombers attacked at least six targets in Kirkuk killing 18 people and wounding more than 70 others.[128] A suicide bomber in Tal Afar killed five people, including three policemen.[129] A suicide bomber attacked a market in Al Qaim killing eight people.[130]
October 17: A suicide car bomber targeting police commandos killed two police and wounded nine, including four civilians, in Baghdad's southern Saidiya district. A suicide car bomber targeted an Iraqi army checkpoint, killing a soldier and wounding two others in the town of Shirqat, 300 km (190 mi) north of Baghdad.[131] Two suicide bombers attacked the police academy in Kirkuk, there were no casualties.[132]
October 19: A suicide car bomb killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded four more some 35 km (22 mi) southwest of Kirkuk. Six suicide bombers in vehicles, including one in a fuel truck, attacked Iraqi police and U.S. patrols, and insurgents fired mortars and clashed with police, the violence killed at least 20 people in Mosul. A suicide car bomber killed at least eight people and wounded 70 others in the oil city of Kirkuk, 250 km (160 mi) north of Baghdad.[133]
October 21: A suicide bomber blew himself up on an Iraqi bus in Baghdad killing five passengers and wounding 15 others.[134]
October 22: A suicide bomber killed six people and wounded 20 on Palestine Street in central Baghdad.[135]
October 25: A suicide bomber attacked a hospital in Baquba killing two policemen.[136]
October 26: A suicide bomber wounded two Iraqi soldiers in Tal Afar.[137]
October 30: A suicide attacker blew himself up inside a police headquarters in Kirkuk, killing two policemen and a three-year-old girl and wounding 19, including 10 policemen.[138] A double suicide attack hit an Iraqi army checkpoint at a border pass near Syria, killing six soldiers and wounding one.[139]
November 1: Two suicide car bomb attacks on police positions north of Ramadi killed five policemen and wounded three.[140]
November 7: A suicide bomber walked into a cafe in the Shi'ite Greyat district and blew himself up after dark, killing 17 people and wounding 20.[141]
November 10: A suicide car bomber hit an army checkpoint, killing a colonel and four soldiers, and wounding 17 people including 10 soldiers in Tal Afar, about 240 km (150 mi) northwest of Baghdad.[142]
November 11: A suicide car bomber attacked a police station, killing two people, including one woman, in the town of Zaghinya to the north of Baquba, 65 km (40 mi) north of Baghdad.[143]
November 12: A suicide bomber walked into a police recruiting centre in Baghdad and blew himself up, killing 35 people and wounding 58.[144]
November 18: A suicide car bomb at a police checkpoint in Haditha, west of Baghdad, killed one policeman and wounded another.[145]
November 19: A suicide car bomb near a funeral procession killed three people and wounded 22 in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.[145]
November 20: A suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle near a police checkpoint and killed two people, including a policeman, and wounded six others, including four policemen, in Ramadi. A suicide car bomber rammed his car into a joint Iraqi police-army patrol and killed three soldiers and wounded four others, including a policeman, in a town west of Mosul.[146]
November 23: Mortar rounds and five car bombs, at least three of which were suicide attacks, killed 215 in Baghdad's Sadr City.[147][148]
November 24: A double suicide attack killed 22 people and wounded 45 at a market in a Shi'ite district in the northern city of Tal Afar, near the Syrian border.[149]
November 29: A suicide car bomber targeting a police station killed one civilian and wounded 23 in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 mi) north of Baghdad. A suicide car bomber targeting a police patrol killed a policeman and wounded seven people, including three policemen, in southwestern Baghdad. A suicide car bomber exploded near a police patrol, killing a policeman and wounding five civilians in al-Nidhal street in central Baghdad.[150]
December 1: A suicide bomber attacked a U.S. patrol in Kirkuk killing two civilians.[151]
December 3: A suicide bomber attacked a police patrol in Mosul killing two people. A suicide bomber attacked the convoy of a police official near Kirkuk killing three policemen.[152]
December 6: A suicide bomber attacked a minibus in Baghdad killing three people.[153]
December 9: A suicide bomber killed seven people in Karbala in an attack on a market.[154]
December 11: A suicide bomber killed one police commando in Baghdad.[155]
December 12: A suicide bomber struck a crowd of mostly poor Shiites in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 71 people and wounding 220 after luring construction workers onto a pickup truck by offering them jobs as they were eating breakfast.[156] A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Baghdad killing one person.[157]
December 13: A double suicide attack on an Iraqi army base in Riyadh, near Kirkuk, killed seven soldiers and wounded 15.[158] A double suicide attack on the headquarters of the Iraqi army's 2nd Battalion, near Kirkuk, killed 4 soldiers and wounded 10.[159]
December 20: A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Baghdad killing 11 people.[160]
December 21: A suicide bomber attacked a police recruitment centre in Baghdad killing three police officers and 12 recruits. A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint near Kirkuk killing one soldier. A suicide bomber killed two people in Baghdad.[161]
December 24: A suicide bomber walked into a police station in the Iraqi town of Muqdadiya in Diyala province and detonated his explosives, killing at least seven police officers and wounding 30 more.[162]
December 25: A suicide bomber killed three people and wounded 20 others when he blew himself up aboard a crowded bus in the Shi'ite Talibiya district in northeastern Baghdad. A suicide bomber targeting a police checkpoint near the main entrance of Anbar University killed three policemen and wounded two students in the city of Ramadi, 110 km (68 mi) west of Baghdad.[163]
December 28: A suicide bomber using a minibus attacked the offices of the KDP in Mosul, two people were killed and 19 were wounded.[164]
December 29: A suicide bomber a Shi'ite mosque in Khalis killing 10 people.[165]
December 30: A suicide bomber killed five people in Tal Afar.

Iraq 2007:

January 8: A suicide truck bomber attacked a checkpoint in Ramadi killing two policemen.[1]
January 10: Two suicide bombers attacked separately in Tal Afar killing five people and wounding 15 others.[2]
January 15: A suicide bomber attacked an office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul killing 5 people and wounding 28.[3]
January 16: Mustansiriya University bombings: A double car bombing, including one suicide attack, killed 70 people and wounded 180 at the Mustansiriya University in Baghdad.[4] Shortly after a bomb exploded in a Baghdad motorcycle market a suicide bomber attacked the police and first responders who had arrived at the scene, killing 13 people.[5]
January 17: A suicide car bomb struck a market in Sadr City, killing 17 people.[6] A suicide bomber attacked near a police headquarters in Kirkuk killing 10 people.[7] Police shot and killed a suicide bomber after he attempted to attack a police checkpoint in Ramadi.[8]
January 18: A suicide bomber attacked a police patrol in Mosul killing one civilian and wounding six people, including four policemen.[9]
January 21: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army patrol in Mosul killing one woman.[10]
January 22: Bab al-Sharqi market bombings: A parked car bomb followed immediately by a suicide car bomber struck a predominantly Shiite commercial area in the Bab al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, killing 88 people.[11][12]
January 23: A suicide car bomber attacked the Kurdistan Youth Federation, an affiliate of the KDP, in Mosul killing wounding nine people.[13]
January 24: A suicide bomber attacked a police patrol in Baghdad killing four policemen.[14]
January 25: A suicide car bomber killed 26 people and wounded 55 at a busy intersection in the Karrada district of Baghdad.[15]
January 26: A suicide bomber attacked a Shi'ite mosque near Mosul killing one person. A suicide bomber attacked an U.S. army patrol in Baghdad killing 2 U.S. soldiers.[16] Police killed a suicide car bomber as tried to attack their checkpoint in Ramadi.[17]
January 27: 13 people were killed in a double suicide bombing in Baghdad.[18] A suicide car bomb exploded outside a Shiite mosque in Kirkuk killing the vehicle driver and passenger.[19]
January 28: In the first attack of its kind, a suicide bomber targeted an Emergency Response Unit in Ramadi with a chlorine-laden truck bomb. 16 People were killed in the blast, but the chlorine did not appear to injure anyone.[20] A suicide bomber blew himself up in Kirkuk, killing eight people.[21]
January 29: A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in the Hurriyah district of Baghdad killing 4 people and wounding 5.[22]
January 30: A suicide bomber killed 23 people and wounded 57 in an attack on a Shi'ite mosque in Balad Ruz.[23] A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint protecting religious pilgrims commemorating the Ashura holiday in Hafriya killing two people.[22]
February 1: Six people were killed and 12 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a minibus in the central Baghdad district of Karrada.[24] Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded outdoor market in Hilla, south of Baghdad, killing 73 people.[25][26]
February 3: Sadriyah market bombing: A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle in Baghdad's Sadriya market, killing 135 people and wounding 305, in the deadliest single bombing since the 2003 US-led invasion.[27][28] A suicide bomber inadvertently veered into & blew up an ambulance in Mosul, killing a pregnant woman and wounding two others. Police sources suggested his intended target was the Al Boursah Market.[29]
February 8: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi police checkpoint north of Haditha in Anbar province, killing seven policemen and wounding three.[30]
February 10: A suicide car bomber killed five people and wounded 10 near a queue outside a bakery in the mainly Shi'ite district of Karrada. A suicide car bomber killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded five people, including three civilians, as it targeted an army checkpoint in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar.[31]
February 11: In Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, a suicide truck bomber slammed into a crowd of police lining up for duty Sunday near Tikrit, collapsing the station and killing at least 30 people and wounding 50.[citation needed][32] One policeman was wounded when a suicide bomber exploded near a Shi'ite mosque in the Ilaam district in southern Baghdad.[33]
February 13: A suicide bomber blew up a truck near a Baghdad college in the western district of Iskan, killing 18 people and wounding 40.[34]
February 14: A suicide car bomber killed at least eight policemen and wounded 20 others when he blew up his vehicle at the entrance of a police station in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, police sources said. The officer in charge of the station, Colonel Salam al-Dulaimi, died in the blast.[35]
February 17: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near Kerbala wounding two policemen. A double suicide attack killed 10 people and wounded 83 in Kirkuk.[36]
February 19: At least one suicide car bomber attacked a US combat outpost north of Baghdad, killing 2 American soldiers and wounding 29 others.[37][38][39] Two suicide bombers killed 11 people, including five police officers, when they attacked the house of a tribal leader in Ramadi.[40] A chlorine-laden truck was detonated by a suicide bomber in Ramadi, killing two Iraqi security forces.[41] A suicide bomber attacked the house of the army chief in Dhuluiya, killing five and wounding 15.[42]
February 20: Seven are killed by a suicide bomber during a funeral in Baghdad.[citation needed][43] A suicide car bomber hit a vegetable market in a Shiite enclave of the Sunni Dora district in southern Baghdad. At least five people were killed and seven injured.[44]
February 21: In a suicide bombing in Najaf on a police checkpoint 12 people, including seven policemen, were killed.[45]
February 24: A suicide truck bomber killed 52 people at a mosque in Habbaniyah.[46] A suicide car bomber killed one civilian in southern Baghdad.[47] A suicide bomber attacked outside an SCIRI compound in Baghdad killing three people, the compound was not his target.[48]
February 25: A suicide bomber attacked a college campus in Baghdad killing 41 people, mostly students.[49]
February 26: A suicide bomber attacked a police station in Ramadi killing 14 people.[50] A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near Kirkuk killing one Iraqi soldier.[51]
February 27: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi police station in Mosul killing 7 policemen and wounding 47 people, including 15 other policemen. A suicide bomber killed four people near Mosul.[52]
February 28: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi police station in Baghdad killing 2 policemen and wounding another 4.
March 3: A suicide bomber killed 3 policemen and 9 civilians in Ramadi.[54]
March 5: A suicide bomber killed 38 and wounded 105 people at a Baghdad book market.[55]
March 6: Hillah bombings: Two suicide vest bombers killed 120 people and wounded 190 when they targeted Shi'ite pilgrims in Hillah.[citation needed][56]
March 7: A suicide bomber kills 30 at a restaurant in Balad Ruz, in the Diyala province.A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in Baghdad killing 12 policemen and 10 civilians.[57]
March 8: A suicide car bomber struck a police patrol in Mosul, killing four policemen.[58]
March 10: A suicide bomber targeting a U.S. Military patrol in Sadr city kills 18 people, including 6 U.S. soldiers, and wounds 48.[59]
March 11: A suicide car bomber rammed a truck carrying Shiite pilgrims returning from a religious commemoration, killing 32 people. A suicide bomber attacked the offices of Iraq Islamic Party in Mosul, killing three guards.[60] A suicide bomber killed 10 people in an attack between Talbiya Bridge and Mustansiriya Square.[61]
March 14: A man wearing an explosives belt strolled into an outdoor market in Tuz Khormato and blew himself up, killing 8 and wounding 25. A suicide car bomber slammed into an Iraqi army checkpoint in the Sunni neighborhood of Yarmouk, killing 2 civilians and wounding 4 others.[62]
March 15: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army and police checkpoint in central Baghdad, killing eight policemen and soldiers and wounding 25. A suicide bomber targeted an Iraqi army checkpoint killing one Iraqi soldier in the Yarmouk district in Baghdad.[63] A suicide bomber struck in the Karada district in Baghdad killing two civilians.[[64]] A suicide bomber attacked a military checkpoint under construction west of Baquba wounding 10 Iraqi Army soldiers.[65] A suicide bomber rammed his car into a bus killing four people in Iskandariyah.[66]
March 16: Three suicide bombers driving chlorine-laden trucks wounded 350 Iraqis in co-ordinated attacks across Al Anbar province. The bombers struck in Ramadi, Amiriyah, and the Albu Issa tribal region south of Fallujah.[67][68] A suicide bomber wounded 11 people, including 4 policemen, in Diyala province.[[68]][69] A suicide bomber wounded 11 people, including 4 policemen, in Diyala province.[citation needed]
March 17: A suicide car bomb hit a checkpoint in Baghdad's Harthiya district, killing three and wounding five.[70] Iraqi soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division killed a suicide bomber south of Shakarat. The bomber ignored several verbal warnings to stop, and upon being shot his vest detonated.[71][72]
March 18: An insurgent car bomb was waved through a security checkpoint in Azamiya, Northern Baghdad, after troops noticed two children were sitting in the back seats. Using the children as a decoy, the driver then gained permission to leave his vehicle parked next to a crowded marketplace in the district. With both minors still on board the car bomb detonated, killing them along with at least three other people.[73]
March 19: A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Baghdad killing 6 people and wounding 32.[74]
March 20: A suicide car bomber targeted an Iraqi army checkpoint in the Jami'a district of Baghdad, killing one soldier and wounding another.[75]
March 21: A suicide truck bomber killed five and wounded 40 when he attacked the headquarters of a Kurdish party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, in Mosul.[76]
March 23: Deputy prime minister Salam Al-Zubaie was seriously injured in a high profile assassination attempt by a suicide bomber at a prayer hall in his own residential compound. Eight members of his entourage were killed, and there were reports the bomber could have been one of his own bodyguards.[77][78][79]
March 24: A suicide truck bombing destroyed a Baghdad police station, killing 33 officers and wounding another 44 people.[80] In Haswa, a suicide truck bomber killed 11 people and wounded 45 more near a mosque. A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Tal Afar marketplace, killing ten and wounding three people. A suicide bomber attacked a US-Iraqi joint checkpoint in Ramadi wounding three Iraqi soldiers.[citation needed][81] Three suicide bombers attacked a police station and two checkpoints near Al Qaim on the Syrian border killing 17 policemen and 3 civilians.[citation needed][82]
March 25: Two soldiers died after a suicide car bomber struck an Iraqi army checkpoint in Baqouba.[83]
March 26: Near the Shorja marketplace in central Baghdad, a suicide car bomber killed two people and injured five others.[84] Two suicide truck bombers attacked a U.S. military outpost near Fallujah wounding 8 American soldiers.[85]
March 27: Tal Afar bombing: In the deadliest single blast of the four-year-old insurgency, 152 people were killed and 347 wounded when a suicide truck bomber targeted a Shi'ite district of Tal Afar. 100 homes were destroyed in the blast.[86][87] Outside Ramadi, a suicide truck bomber attacked a roadside restaurant where he killed 17 people and wounded 32 others. In an internal conflict between insurgent groups a suicide bomber killed a leader of an opposite group in the Abu Ghraib suburb of Baghdad.[87][88] Outside Ramadi, a suicide truck bomber attacked a roadside restaurant where he killed 17 people and wounded 32 others. In an internal conflict between insurgent groups a suicide bomber killed a leader of an opposite group in the Abu Ghraib suburb of Baghdad.[88] In Ramadi, a suicide bomber killed one person and injured seven others.[89] A suicide bomber killed himself and two policemen in Baquba.[citation needed][90]
March 28: Two suicide truck bombs, one of which contained chlorine gas, detonated outside the Fallujah Government Center. The initial blasts were followed by a sustained attack involving gunfire and two suicide bombers on foot. In total 14 US personnel and 57 Iraqi forces suffered injuries.[91][92] A suicide car bomber drove into an Iraqi army post in Hay al-Jamiya in Baghdad killing one soldier and wounding three others.[citation needed][92][93] A suicide bomber attacked a school used by U.S. forces in Haditha.[94]
March 29: Al-Shaab market bombings: A pair of suicide bombers on foot killed 82 people in a market in Baghdad's Shaab neighborhood.[95] Three suicide car bombers attacked a market in the town of Khalis, killing 43-53 people.[96]
March 31: In Tuz Khormato, a suicide car bombing killed two Shi’ite laborers and wounded 11 more.[97]
April 1: East of Mosul at an Army base in Sinaea, two suicide truck bombs killed two people and wounded 17 others.[98]
April 2: A suicide bomber attacked a police station in Kirkuk killing 15 people, including 1 U.S.soldier. In Baghdad, a suicide car bomber drove into a police checkpoint in the Doura neighborhood where he killed two people and wounded five others. A suicide bomber killed three people and wounded 20 near a popular Khalis restaurant.[99]
April 5: A suicide truck bomber attacked a Baghdad satellite television station run by Iraq's biggest Sunni political party, killing one person and wounding three.
April 6: A suicide truck bomb containing chlorine detonated at a police checkpoint in Ramadi, killing 27 people.[100] A suicide car bomb with two attackers on board hit a checkpoint south of Baghdad, but only the bombers were harmed.[101]
April 7: A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint in Samara killing five policemen.[citation needed][102] A suicide bomber in Baghdad killed one Iraqi soldier in an attack on a checkpoint in Sadr city.[citation needed][103]
April 8: A suicide bomber killed seven people in the Ilaam district of Baghdad.[104]
April 10: A female suicide bomber on foot killed 17 recruits and injured 33 others outside a police station in the majority Sunni Muslim town of Muqdadiya.[105]
April 12: Parliament bombing: A suicide bomber penetrated the Green Zone and exploded himself in a cafeteria within the parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awadh and wounding more than twenty other people.[106] A suicide truck bomb killed 10 people when it detonated in the middle of Baghdad's al-Sarafiya bridge, collapsing large parts of the steel structure and sending cars plunging into the river below.[107]
April 14: A suicide car bomber killed at least 44 people and wounded 224 at a crowded bus station near a major Shi'ite shrine in Kerbala. A suicide car bomber detonated his device near a checkpoint at Baghdad's Jadriyah bridge, killing 10 people.[108][109] A suicide car bomber killed five Iraqi soldiers and wounded four others when he targeted a checkpoint in Baiji.[110] Four would-be suicide attackers were killed in Kirkuk when one of them detonated his explosives belt prematurely, said Police Brig. Adil Zain-Alabideen. No civilians were hurt.[109][111]
April 15: A suicide bomber blew himself up on a small bus killing six people and wounding 11 in a Shiite are of northwestern Baghdad. In Mosul six people were killed in a double suicide car bomb attack on an Iraqi army base. Four Iraqi soldiers were among the dead.[109][112]
April 16: Nine people were killed and ten wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a police directorate in Ishaqi.[112]
April 17: A suicide bomber in a tanker targeted a police patrol east of Mosul, killing one civilian and wounding four Iraqi soldiers.[113]
April 18: Baghdad bombings: A suicide bomber killed 41, including 5 policemen, and wounded 76 in Sadr City.[114] A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Sadiyah district killing two policemen and wounding eight. A suicide bomber killed two policemen and wounded four people when he targeted a police patrol near Baghdad.[115] A suicide bomber injured seven people near Mosul.[116]
April 19: In Baghdad a suicide car bomber drove his vehicle into a fuel tanker killing 12 and wounding 34 people.[117]
April 20: A suicide truck bomber killed a civilian and wounded 8 U.S. troops when he detonated his vehicle under a highway overpass near Saqlawiya. A suicide truck bomber targeted a police station near Falluja, killing two civilians and wounding 37.[118]
April 22: A double suicide attack on a police station in Baghdad killed 12 people and wounded 95 others. Most of the dead were civilians.[119]
April 23: 9 American soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in a double suicide truck bombing at a military base in Diyala province. The U.S. military claimed only one vehicle was involved, but witnesses & Al Qaeda insisted two separate suicide truck bombs had been used.[120][121] A suicide belt bomber attacked a restaurant near the entrance to the Green Zone, killing seven people and wounding 16.[120] Three suicide car bombs hit a restaurant and two checkpoints in Ramadi, killing between 20 and 29 people.[122] A suicide car bomber killed 10 people and wounded 20 at a PDK office near Mosul. A suicide car bomber killed 10 policemen, including the chief of police, and wounded 23 more when he targeted a gathering of senior police officials in Baquba.[123] A suicide car bomber targeted Diyala Governorate's hall, killing 4 and injuring 25.[124]
April 24: A suicide truck bomb targeted a police patrol in the Albufarraj area near Ramadi, killing 25 people and wounded 44.[125]
April 25: A suicide vest bomber attacked a police station in Balad Ruz killing nine people, including at least four policemen, and wounding 16 others.[126]
April 26: A suicide car bomber killed at least ten Iraqi soldiers and wounded 15 other people at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Khalis. Two suicide bombers detonated 50 yards from a PDK office in Zumar near Mosul, killing three security guards.[127]
April 27: A suicide bomber attacked the home of the chief of police in Hit, killing 10-15 people.[128] A suicide bomber exploded himself near a checkpoint in Kisk north of Kirkuk, killing four policemen.[129][130]
April 28: A suicide car bomber killed 60 people in Karbala when he struck a checkpoint outside the al-Abbas shrine.[131] A suicide bomber attacked a military checkpoint in Khalis, killing one Iraqi soldier and wounding three others.[130][132]
April 30: A suicide vest bomber targeted a Shi'ite funeral in Khalis, killing at least 32 people.[133] A suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle inside a subway tunnel near Nisour square in Baghdad, killing two civilians and injuring 15. A suicide car bomb injured four people when it exploded in Baghdad's Hay Al-Ja'mia neighborhood near the Mula Huaish mosque.[134]
May 2: A suicide car bomber struck a police car near Al Rafidein police station in Sadr city, killing between four and nine people.[135][136]
May 5: A suicide car bomber killed one person when he targeted the Karkh police directorate in Baghdad's Yarmuk neighbourhood.[137][138] A suicide vest bomber exploded himself amongst a queue of Iraqi army recruits in Abu Ghraib, killing 15.[139] McClatchy reported that that attack was caused by two suicide car bombs, but all other news reports and also Al Qaeda's own communique attributed it to a lone vest bomber.[137][140]
May 6: A suicide car bomb exploded near the police directorate in Samarra, killing up to 12 police officers. CNN reported that 2 U.S. soldiers were also killed in the attack.[141][142]
May 7: Two suicide car bombers struck a market and a police checkpoint near Ramadi, killing 13 people.[142] A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint on the outskirts of Baghdad, killing eight policemen and wounding 12.[143]
May 8: A suicide car bomber struck a market in the Shi'ite city of Kufa, killing 16 people and wounding 70 others.[144] A suicide vest bomber wearing a police uniform exploded himself inside a police station in the town of Jalawla during morning roll call, killing two to five police officers.[145][146]
May 9: A suicide truck bomb detonated outside the Interior Ministry in Irbil, killing at least 19 people and wounding 80.[147]
May 11: A pair of suicide car bombers hit Iraqi police checkpoints on two bridges crossing the Diyala River, a Tigris tributary. The attacks on the southern edge of Baghdad in a Shi'ite area killed 23 people, including 11 police officers, and badly damaged one of the bridges.[148] A third truck bomb struck a bridge near the town of Taji just north of Baghdad, followed immediately by a car bomb which killed four soldiers, but agencies did not report whether either of those bombings were suicide attacks.[149][150]
May 12: According to McClatchy, police commandos manning a checkpoint opened fire on a truck bomb as it was being driven up to a petrol station in Baghdad's Al-Meda'en neighbourhood, causing it to explode and kill just the driver.[151] CNN, however, reported that the explosion killed two civilians and was caused by a parked car bomb.[152]
May 13: 50 people were killed in a suicide truck bombing targeting a KDP office in the town of Makhmoor in northern Iraq.[153]
May 14: Two Iraqi soldiers were killed when a suicide car bomber attacked a military checkpoint in Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood.[154][155]
May 15: McClatchy reported that a suicide car bomb struck a market in Abu Saida town, Diyala province, killing 12 and injuring 22.[156] Reuters meanwhile put the death toll as high as 45 and reported that the attack was a chlorine bombing, but made no reference to it being a suicide attack.[157][158] A suicide car bomber hit an Iraqi army checkpoint near Mosul, wounding four soldiers.[159][160]
May 16: Heavy street fighting erupted in Mosul in which there were up to 10 car bombs exploding, seven of which were suicide bombings. 10 police officers, one soldier, one civilian and 15 insurgents were killed in the fighting.[161] Seven tribesmen were killed during a suicide bombing at a checkpoint near Fallujah.[162] A soldier died in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in the Hadeed area of west Baquba.[163]
May 18: A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi police checkpoint in Mussayab killing three people and wounding four, mostly policemen. A suicide bomber killed three policemen and wounded two in Hilla. A suicide bomber detonated his cargo near a U.S. convoy in Fallujah 5 U.S. Marines were among the dead.[164]
May 20: Two suicide bombers targeted an Iraqi army checkpoint and military HQ in Baghdad, killing one soldier and one civilian.[165] A suicide truck bomber using chlorine gas attacked a police checkpoint in Zangora district west of Ramadi, killing between two and 11 people.[166][167][168]
May 21: A suicide car bomber rammed his cargo into a checkpoint in Fallujah. No casualty figures were released.[169][170]
May 22: A 17 year old suicide vest bomber blew himself up in the house of two brothers affiliated with the Anbar Salvation Council. Ten people were killed, including the intended targets Sheik Mohammed Ali & police Lt. Col. Abed Ali, as well as their wives and children.[171][172] A suicide car bomber targeted a police checkpoint on the Al Mikaneek bridge in Baghdad's Doura district, killing one police officer and wounding three other people.[173][174]
May 23: A suicide vest bomber killed 15-20 people in a cafe in Mandali, a mainly Shiite Kurd town near the Iranian border. A suicide bomber killed a policeman and wounded three others in the Doura section of Baghdad.[171]
May 24: Reuters reported that a suicide car bomber targeted a funeral procession in Fallujah, killing at least 28 people.[175] AP attributed the explosion to a parked car bomb however.[176] A suicide car bomber killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded three others when he struck an Iraqi army checkpoint in northern Baghdad. A suicide vest bomber killed three civilians on a minibus in eastern Baghdad.[177]
May 26: In Baghdad's Ghazaliya district, two people were killed and 11 wounded during a suicide car bomb attack on a checkpoint.[178]
May 28: A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a police checkpoint, injuring three officers and a child.[179]
May 31: A suicide bomber killed 25 people, including 10 policemen, and wounded 30 more at a police recruitment center in Fallujah. In Ramadi, a suicide truck bomber killed five people and wounded 15 more. A suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. military checkpoint in Baghdad wounding 8 U.S. soldiers and 3 civilians.[180]
June 1: A suicide truck bomber attacked what is thought to be an al-Qaeda safehouse; at least two insurgents were killed. A suicide truck bomber attacked a police lieutenant colonel's home in Shurkat killing 12 civilians.[181][182]
June 2: A suicide car bomber at a checkpoint in Shurqat killed five Iraqis, including two soldiers and two policemen. A suicide bomber attacked a U.S. military patrol in Babil province killing 1 U.S. soldier. Another bomber was killed when his vest detonated after the soldiers fired on him.[183][184]
June 3: A chlorine-laden car bomb - possibly driven by a suicide attacker - targeted FOB Warhorse near Baquba. In the aftermath of the attack at least 62 U.S. soldiers were sickened by noxious gas, but no-one was seriously injured.[185] A suicide car bomber killed at least 10 people and injured 30 others when he targeted a police convoy in a busy market area in Balad Ruz.[186]
June 4: Three Iraqi soldiers were killed yesterday when a suicide car bomber attacked their checkpoint near Taji. Two guards were wounded when a suicide truck bomber attacked the home of a police brigadier; 11 people were also injured.[187]
June 5: A suicide car bomber killed 19 people and wounded 25 in a Fallujah marketplace.[188] In Baghdad, a female suicide bomber detonated prematurely after security forces opened fire on her at an Interior Ministry police recruitment center in the Sadr al-Qanat neighborhood. Three police commandos were injured during the incident.[189][190]
June 7: Near the Syrian border at Rabea, a suicide bomber killed 10 people, while wounding at least 30 Iraqis and five British contractors. Six people were wounded during a botched suicide truck attack at a police checkpoint near Ramadi; police fired at the driver and blew the truck up before it reached its destination.[191]
June 9: A suicide truck bomber killed 14 Iraqi soldiers and wounded 30 more during an attack at a checkpoint near Hilla. In Baquba, two suicide bombers at a police checkpoint killed one officer.[192]
June 10: A suicide truck bomber killed 14 policemen and wounded 42 more at a police station in Tikrit.[193] A suicide truck bomber destroyed a pillar of a bridge over the main highway between Mahmudiya and Baghdad collapsing part of the bridge and killing 3 U.S. soldiers and wounding 6 other soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter.[194] South of Baquba, a suicide bomber killed two policemen and wounded three others at a police station.[195]
June 12: A suicide car bomber in Ramadi killed three policemen and wounded 15 others.[196]
June 13: In Ramadi, four policemen were killed an 11 wounded during a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint outside town. A suicide bomber in a Mandali police station killed three people, including the police chief and wounded five others. A suicide bomber was killed in Baquba before he could detonate his cargo.[197][198]
June 14: A gunman blew himself up in front of the Arabic Advisory Council office in Diyala province. A suicide bomber killed two policemen and injured five others in an attack in Fallujah.[199]
June 17: A suicide vest bomber killed at least four civilians when he detonated himself amongst a crowd gathering to renew their Falluja residency badges in Jbil district.[200] Three policemen were killed and seven more were wounded during a suicide car bombing in Baiji.[201]
June 18: A suicide truck bomber targeted Iraqi security troops occupying the Al Mutawakil school in central Samara. Gunmen also attacked the building as a diversion, and in total four soldiers and one civilian were killed.[202]
June 19: Al-Khilani Mosque bombing: A suicide bomber killed 87 people and wounded some 200 more when he rammed his truck into the Khilani Shi'ite mosque in Baghdad.[203][204]
June 20: A suicide car bomber killed five policemen and wounded 13 other officers in Ramadi.[205]
June 21: A suicide truck bomber killed at least 20 people and wounded 75 when he rammed his vehicle into the municipal headquarters of Sulaiman Bek, about 90 km south of Kirkuk. A suicide truck bomb detonated near a building housing police commandos in Madaen 45 km south of Baghdad, killing three policemen and wounding 12.[206]
June 22: Aswat Aliraq reported that a suicide bomber targeted a police checkpoint in al-Baghdadi, killing 20 policemen and wounding 10.[207] A suicide bomber killed two people and wounded four when he blew himself up in a telecommunications office in Falluja.[208] A suicide vest bomber attacked a police checkpoint at al-Somoud bridge in western Fallujah, killing three policemen.[209]
June 23: A suicide vest bomber killed two policemen inside Fallujah market after being confronted by them.[210] A car bomb with two apparent suicide bombers on board targeted a U.S. military patrol in Tikrit. The soldiers fired at the car, killing both occupants and causing the vehicle to crash without its cargo being detonated.[211]
June 25: A suicide vest bomber blew himself up in the lobby of the Mansour Hotel in Baghdad, killing at least 12 people. Amongst the dead were six tribal leaders, two of their bodyguards, and an anchorman with Iraqiya state television. A suicide bomber in a fuel tanker struck Baiji police headquarters in northern Iraq, killing 27 people including up to 17 policemen.[212] A suicide car bomber targeted a government compound in Hilla, killing at least eight people.[213][214] Shortly after midday a suicide vest bomber detonated on a side-road near Al Waziriyah fuel station in Baghdad. No casualties were reported.[215] In Siniyah, a suicide bomber killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded three others at a checkpoint.[216]
June 27: A suicide car bomber killed one police commando and wounded six others at a police checkpoint in al-Jaderiyia in Baghdad.[217][218]
June 29: A suicide car bomber killed four people and wounded 11 when he targeted an Iraqi army position in the Tarmiya neighborhood of Baghdad.[219] A suicide truck bomber killed six Iraqi soldiers and wounded five at an army post in Mishada.[220]
June 30: A suicide bomber dressed as a policeman killed up to 25 people when he blew himself up outside a police recruitment centre in Muqdadiya, mostly policemen and volunteers.[221]
July 1: A suicide truck bomb hit a police checkpoint in Fallujah, killing two policemen. In Ramadi a suicide car bomb struck a police station or checkpoint, killing five policemen.[222][223] It was also reported that a suicide truck bomb exploded north of Ramadi on a bridge crossing the Euphrates, damaging the bridge and injuring two civilians, though this and the other Ramadi attack were likely one and the same.[224] A suicide bomber killed one civilian and wounded four others when he detonated his cargo during an approach to a police checkpoint near al-Jadriya bridge in Baghdad.[225]
July 2: A suicide vest bomber targeted a Fallujah tribal leader, Sheik Kamel Mohammed al-Essawi, killing four civilians and wounding 10 others.[226][227]
July 4: A suicide car bomber killed 15 people at a checkpoint near Ramadi. A suicide car bomber killed between three and seven people when he targeted a police patrol outside a restaurant in Baiji.[228][229][230] A suicide car bomber killed two policemen and wounded seven others at a police checkpoint in al-Salam district of Baghdad.[231][232] A suicide bomber killed four police commandos and wounded eight more in Doura district of Baghdad.[233]
July 5: A suicide car bomber struck the convoy of a wedding party in Baghdad, killing 17 people.[234]
July 6: A suicide car bomb detonated outside a cafe in the Shiite Kurdish village of Ahmad Maref near the Iranian border, killing 26 people. A suicide vest bomber attacked a funeral tent in the Shiite Kurdish village of Zargosh in Jalwla, killing 22.[235][236][237] A Saudi man was detained while trying to carry out a suicide bomb attack in a truck carrying canisters of chloride in Ramadi.[238]
July 7: Amirli bombing: Approximately 150 Iraqis were killed and 250 wounded when a suicide truck bomb resembling an Iraqi military vehicle exploded in a busy market in the village of Amirli near Tuz Khurmatu.[235][239] Some reports put the death toll higher than 160, which would make it the deadliest single insurgent bombing since the 2003 invasion.[240][241] A suicide car bomber killed five Iraqi soldiers and one other person at an Iraqi army checkpoint in the Zayuna neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad.[242][243] A suicide bomber attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Baghdad, reportedly wounding 23 people, though it was unclear if this and the Zayuna attack were one and the same.[244]
July 8: A suicide bomber attacked a truck carrying military recruits south of Baghdad near Haswa, killing 23 recruits and wounding 27 more.[245] A suicide bomber attacked a U.S. military patrol just west of Baghdad, killing 1 American soldier and wounding three others.[246] A suicide bomber was killed along with three accomplices in Hilla when their bomb exploded prematurely.[247]
July 9: A suicide car bomber killed three Iraqi soldiers and four policemen in an attack on a checkpoint in the Doura district of Baghdad.[248][249] An unknown number of people were killed or wounded during a suicide car bombing at funeral in the village of Zarghosh.[250]
July 10: A suicide bomber killed one police commando and injured eight in an attack in Saidiya district of Baghdad.[251] A suicide vest bomber on a bicycle detonated next to two police vehicles in the Al Jumhuriyah area of central Fallujah, wounding between one and three people.[252][253][254][255]
July 11: In the town of Garmah, two suicide vest bombers blew themselves up amongst a crowd of the al-Jumailat tribe in the house of Sheikh Meshhin al-Khalaf. Later, two more suicide vest bombers mingled in with people evacuating the casualties before detonating their explosives. In total some 21 people were killed and 50 wounded, many critically.[256] In the Al Saidiyah neighborhood of Baghdad police manning a checkpoint opened fire on an approaching car bomb, causing it to detonate and killing the driver.[252]
July 12: Seven people were killed when a suicide vest bomber targeted guests celebrating the wedding of an Iraqi policeman in Tal Afar.[257][258] For the second time in three days, a suicide vest bomber on a bicycle wounded a policeman at a checkpoint in Falluja.[259] A suicide bomber killed two people when he targeted a police recruitment centre in Fallujah.[260]
July 14: A suicide bomber plowed his explosives-packed vehicle into a line of cars queuing at a Baghdad gas station, killing seven people.[261]
July 16: A double suicide car and truck bomb attack in Kirkuk left at least 85 people dead. The targets were the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and the Haseer food market. In Baghdad a suicide car bombing struck a police checkpoint on a road leading to an Interior Ministry building, killing four policemen and a civilian.[240][241][262]
July 17: A suicide car bomb targeting an Iraqi Army patrol in Baghdad's Zayouna district killed between eight and 20 people.[263]
July 22: Two suicide bombers in a minivan struck a house in Taji where Sunni tribal leaders opposed to al Qaeda were meeting, killing between three and five people.[264][265][266][267]
July 23:Seven policemen were killed when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a police checkpoint in Ramadi.[268]
July 24: A suicide truck bomber struck a crowded market near a children's hospital in Hilla, killing 26 people.[269][270][271]
July 25: Two suicide car bombers in Baghdad killed 50 Iraqi soccer fans celebrating their national team's semi-final victory in the Asian Cup. The first struck in Baghdad's Mansour district, and the second hit an army checkpoint in the east of the city.[272][273][274]
July 26: A suicide vest bomber blew himself up at the gate of a police station in the northern Tal Abta area, killing five policemen and one civilian.[275][276]
July 30: A suicide truck bomb targeting a joint Iraqi army and police checkpoint killed six security members near the town of Balad.[277][278]
August 1: A suicide bomber killed 50 people after luring motorists to an explosives-laden fuel truck near a petrol station in Baghdad's Mansour district.[279] A suicide car bomb killed 15-20 people near a popular ice cream shop in the al-Hurriya Square of Baghdad's Karrada district.[280][281]
August 2: A suicide car bomber targeted recruits lining up outside a police station in the northern town of Hibhib, killing 13 people.[282]
August 5: A suicide car bomb targeted a vehicle workshop at the entrance to the town of Mahmudiya, killing two people and wounded five.[283]
August 6: A suicide truck bomber killed at least 28 people including 19 children in Tal Afar.[284][285]
August 7: A suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded eight near a market in the village of Salih Al Khalaf, north of Baghdad.[286] A suicide car bomber struck an American checkpoint near the Arab Shoka village north of Baquba, killing 1 U.S. Soldier.[287]
August 8: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a barber shop in the Gatoon neighbourhood in Baquba, killing five people and wounding eight.[288]
August 9: Police detained a suicide bomber about to detonate an explosive vest in a crowded market in Ba'quba.[289]
August 10: In Kirkuk a suicide car bomber killed 11 people and wounded 45 in an attack on a market.[citation needed][290] Four Peshmerga fighters were killed and 14 wounded when a suicide car bomber struck their convoy in Ein Zala village north of Mosul.[291]
August 14: Qahtaniya bombings: Four suicide vehicle bombers massacred hundreds of members of northern Iraq's Yazidi sect in the deadliest post-war attack to date. The final death toll given by the Iraqi government was 411, but the Iraqi Red Crescent reported that over 500 people had been killed and 1500 wounded.[292][293][294] A suicide truck bomber struck the Thiraa Dijla Bridge near Taji, killing ten people and sending three civilian vehicles plunging into the river below.[295][296][297]
August 15: A suicide car bomber killed between two and five people when he targeted a senior judge in Hilla.[298] A suicide car bomb struck a police patrol in Mosul, killing one officer.[299] Two suicide bombers were killed in heavy fighting in Buhriz, near Baquba, when their vests detonated prematurely. In total the battle killed 21 insurgents and six civilians.[300]
August 21: A suicide vest bomber wounded eight people when he targeted a queue outside a police station in Fallujah. In al-Arafiya, a man died preventing a suicide bomber from reaching a meeting between US soldiers and members of a civilian defence force.[301][302]
August 22: A suicide fuel tanker bombing killed 27 people at a Baiji police station. Officials initially put the death toll at 45, but later revised that figure down.[303][304] Ten people were killed when a suicide motorcycle bomber struck a police patrol in a Muqdadiyah marketplace.[304] Two suicide car bombers killed four Iraqi soldiers and wounded 11 US soldiers in an attack on a joint US-Iraqi outpost in Taji.[305][306]
August 23: A suicide bomber was killed by police when he targeted a checkpoint in Fallujah's Dam street. Two people were wounded.[307]
August 26: The Iraqi army foiled three suicide truck bomb attacks in Mosul, resulting in the death of one of the bombers and the detention of the other two.[308][309]
August 27: A suicide vest bomber in Fallujah killed 12 people at the al-Raqeeb Mosque after evening prayers.[310][311]
August 28: Police reportedly killed a gunman wearing a suicide vest in Mosul.[312][313]
August 31: A suicide car bomber killed four police commandos and wounded seven when he targeted their patrol in al Jallam village near Samarra.[314][315]
September 1: A suicide car bomber wounded six people when he targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Mosul.[316]
September 2: A suicide car bomber killed two soldiers and injured eight when he targeted the first gate of an Iraqi Army base in Taji.[317]
September 3: A suicide car bomb targeted a police checkpoint in the al-Jazeera area near Ramadi, killing two policemen and wounding 13 other people. US forces killed five gunmen who had attacked a police station in al-Saqlawiyah, including one who was wearing a suicide vest.[318][319]
September 5: A suicide car bomb at a Mosul checkpoint killed one policeman and wounded 28 other people.[320]
September 6: A suicide truck bomber attacked a Marine security checkpoint in Al Anbar province killing 4 U.S. Marines.[321]
September 8: A suicide car bomb near a Sadr City police station in Baghdad killed 15 and wounded 45 others.[322][323]
September 9: A suicide fuel tanker bombing hit an Iraqi army checkpoint near a bridge in Balad, Salahuddin province. Four soldiers were killed and 15 wounded.[324] Two people were killed and six wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted an Iraqi army checkpoint in Mahmudiya.[325][326]
September 10: A suicide truck bomb killed at least ten people and wounded 60 others in the village of Tal Marag, near Mosul, when he targeted the offices of the Kurdish Democratic Party.[327][328] A suicide bomber attacked a Saqlawiyah police checkpoint, killing two policemen and two civilians and wounding two other policemen.[329]
September 14: A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint at a restaurant in Baiji killing 11 people, including nine policemen, and wounding 15 others.[330][331][332]
September 15: Ten people were killed and 15 injured when a suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle near a bakery in Baghdad's southwestern Amil district as Muslims were preparing to break the Ramadan fast.[333][334][335] The Iraqi military detained a would-be suicide bomber in Mosul.[334][335][336]
September 16: A bomb - either attached to a suicide bomber or a booby-trapped bicycle - killed six people at an outdoor cafe in the northern town of Tuz Khurmato.[337][338]
September 18: A suicide bomber killed a civilian in the Baladiyat neighborhood of Baghdad. A suicide bomber attacked a mobile phone shop in Jalawlaa, killing four and wounded 15 others. In Mosul Iraqi soldiers killed a suicide bomber before he attacked their convoy but two soldiers were still wounded.[339] Also a suicide bomber attacked a U.S. military patrol in central Iraq killing 1 U.S. Soldier [340]
September 22: In Hibhib a suicide bomber attacked an army checkpoint wounding five people, including Iraqi soldiers.[341]
September 24: A suicide bomber attacked a gathering of local leaders in Baquba, the chief of police was among the 28 dead and another 50 were wounded, one other police official was killed and 2 U.S. soldiers were among the wounded.[342] In Abu Maria, a suicide truck bomber killed six people, including two policemen and an Iraqi soldier, and wounded 17 others at a checkpoint.[343]
September 25: A suicide car bomber in Basra killed three policemen and wounded 20 during an attack on a police station. In Mosul, a suicide bomber detonated his vest near a police colonel; ten were wounded, including the police officer and a judge. A suicide car bomber targeted the head of the Hawija City Council; the chairman, two guards, and a civilian were wounded.[344]
September 26: A suicide bomber killed a civilian and wounded another in Baghdad. A suicide bomber killed three people and wounded 50 in Mosul. Also, police killed a suicide bomber before he could detonate his cargo. A suicide bomber in Fallujah caused no casualties.[345]
September 29: A suicide bomber in Mosul killed five policemen and one civilian and wounded 21.[346]
October 1: In Mosul a suicide car bomber killed a university professor and wounded seven other people.[347]
October 2: In Khalis a suicide bomber attacked a police station killing six people, including two policemen.[348]
October 4: A suicide bomber in Tal Afar killed three people and wounded 57 at a marketplace.[349]
October 8: A suicide truck bomber destroyed a police station in the village of Dijlah, north of Baghdad, killing 13 people, including 3 policemen, and wounding 22 other people. A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Tikrit killing 3 policemen and 1 civilian and wounded 10 other people. A suicide bomber wounded seven policemen in Khalis.[350] A suicide bomber in the Arab Jabour area on Baghdads' southern outskirts blew himself up to avoid capture wounding 2 U.S. special forces soldiers.[351]
October 9: 22 people were killed and 30 were wounded in an attack by two suicide truck bombers in Baiji.[352]
October 10: A suicide bomber attacked the KDP headquarters in Mosul killing seven people and wounding 20. A suicide bomber attacked an army base in al-Zab killing one Iraqi soldier and wounding seven others.[353]
October 11: A suicide bomber attacked a cafe in Baghdad killing 8 people and wounding 25. A suicide bomber attacked the PUK headquarters in Mosul wounding 8 people, including 4 PUK guards.[354]
October 14: A suicide car bomber killed 18 people and wounded 37 in Samara in an attack near a mosque. A suicide bomber also attacked a police commando station in Samara killing 4 police commandos and wounding 9. In the village of Baghdadi near Ramadi, a suicide car bomber killed four members of a police major’s family and wounded eight others.[355]
October 15: In Baghdad, a suicide car bomber killed four people and wounded 25 others. A suicide car bomber attacked a checkpoint of a U.S.-allied Iraqi militia in Balad killing 6 militiamen and wounding 8. A policeman and four members of his family were killed when a suicide bomber drove into the policeman’s home in Heit.[356]
October 16: A suicide truck bomber killed 16 people and wounded 80 in an attack on a police station in Mosul.[357]
October 26: A suicide bomber killed a woman and wounded four other people in an attack on the headquarters of the U.S.-allied Iraqi militia, 1920s Revolution Brigades, in Muqdadiyah.
October 27: U.S. forces killed a suicide bomber before he could detonated his explosives in Baghdad.[358]
October 29: A suicide bomber on a bicycle killed 30 policemen and wounded 25 others when he attacked their base in the volatile city of Baquba.[359]
November 1: A suicide truck bomber targeting an Iraqi army base killed five people, including three soldiers, and wounded 18 civilians and soldiers in the town of Saadiya.[360]
November 7: At least 12 people were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on the Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in Kirkuk.[361]
November 8: One woman was killed and five people were wounded when a suicide car bomber exploded near the Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in the village of Tal Asquf, north of the northern city of Mosul.[362]
November 9: A suicide bomber killed five Sunni Arab tribal leaders in the village of Dojemah, near the town of Khalis.[363]
November 15: The head of a Sunni tribe was killed and 10 members of the tribe wounded when a suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives infiltrated their meeting in the town of Iskandariya.[364]
November 16: U.S. military officials killed a suicide bomber wearing a vest loaded with grenades before he could detonate himself in Baghdad.[365]
November 23: Two suicide car bombs targeting police patrols killed nine people, including six policemen, in southeastern Mosul. The attacks wounded 21 people.[366]
November 25: One Iraqi soldier was killed and four were wounded when Iraqi forces opened fire on an suicide truck bomber speeding towards a checkpoint in the city of Kirkuk. Three soldiers were still missing after the truck exploded.[367]
November 26: A suicide truck bomber killed one soldier and wounded five others in an attack on an Iraqi army checkpoint in the Al-Zab area.[368]
November 27: A suicide bomber posing as a shepherd killed four policemen and two civilians and wounded 13 others, including six policemen, in an attack on the Diyala province police headquarters in the city of Baquba.[369]
November 30: One Iraqi police captain was killed and two other policemen were wounded when a suspected al Qaeda member blew himself up as they entered his home to arrest him in the town of Dhuluwiya.[370]
December 1: A suicide bomber killed one civilian and wounded five others in Salman Pak.[371]
December 4: A suicide bomber wearing a vest carried out an attack on a police station near a busy market, killing six people and wounding 25 in Jalawla.[372]
December 7: A female suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives killed 16 people and wounded 27 in the town of Muqdadiya.[373]
December 9: A suicide car bomb targeted an Iraqi army checkpoint, killing two soldiers and wounding seven others in western Baiji.[374]
December 10: A suicide car bomber killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded two others in an attack on a checkpoint in the city of Baiji.[375]
December 11: A suicide car bomb exploded near the homes of senior Iraqi politicians in a heavily guarded neighbourhood of western Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 12.[376] A suicide car bomber killed one U.S. soldier and wounded two others in an attack in Salahuddin province north of Baghdad.[376]
December 13: Two suicide bombers struck an Iraqi army base in the town of Riyadh, killing seven soldiers and wounding 15.[377]
December 15: A suicide car bomber detonated prematurely before reaching a police checkpoint in Bayaa district in southwestern Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding three.[378]
December 20: A suicide bomber wearing a belt packed with explosives struck a recruiting station for neighborhood patrols in the town of Kanaan in restive Diyala province. Police said 13 volunteers were killed and 10 wounded. The U.S. military said a U.S. soldier was killed and 10 U.S. soldiers were wounded.[379]
December 22: A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Iraqi police and army checkpoint in western Baghdad, killing four people and wounding six.[380]
December 24: A suicide bomber killed seven police and wounded 30 more in an attack on a police station in Muqdadiya.[381]
December 25: A suicide truck bomb killed at least 23 people and wounded 77 in the northern Iraqi city of Baiji.[382]
December 31: A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest killed four Iraqi neighbourhood patrol volunteers and wounded two others at a checkpoint on Baghdad's northern outskirts.[383] A female suicide bomber wounded two policemen and five civilians including a child when she attacked a police station in Baquba.[383]

Iraq, 2008:

    January 1: A suicide bomber kills more than 30 people and injures 32 in an attack in Baghdad.     The blast is targeted at mourners at the funeral of a Shia army officer, Nabil Hussein Jassim,     who had himself been killed by a car bombing in central Baghdad three days earlier.[1]
January 7: A double bombing in Baghdad kills at least 14 people, including Riyadh Samarrai, leader of the US-backed Adhamiya Awakening group, which fights al-Qaeda in Sunni areas of the city.[2]
January 16: A female suicide bomber blows herself up near a Shia mosque in the town of Khan Bani Saad Diyala, killing 11 others. Eighteen people are wounded in the attack, near a market in the town, south of Baqubah in the Diyala Governorate.[3]
A January 24 suicide bomber kills a high-ranking police chief and two other police officers in Mosul at the site of an explosion that had killed at least 34 people and wounded at least 217 the day before. Brigadier General Salah Mohammed al-Jubouri, the director of police for Ninawa Governorate, was inspecting the scene of Wednesday's blast when gunmen ambushed his convoy.[4]
February 1: Two bombs explode in Baghdad animal markets killing 99 people and wounding 200. The Iraqi government claims that the bombs were carried by women and detonated remotely.[5]
February 24: A leader of a Sunni Awakening Council group, Sheikh Ibrahim Mutayri al-Mohammedi, is killed in a suicide bombing in Falluja.[6]
February 25: A man in a wheelchair blew himself up in a northern Iraqi police station, killing three National Police officers, including a commander.[7]
March 3: A pair of car bombings targeting Iraqi security forces killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens in Baghdad.[8]
March 6: Fifty-three people were killed and 125 were wounded in two bomb attacks in a Baghdad commercial district.[9]
March 10: A suicide bomber struck in central Baghdad killing 5 American soldiers on foot patrol, 3 other soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were wounded in the Blast. Witnesses say the suicide bomber walked up to a group of soldiers near a computer hardware store, allegedly giving a hug to a Personnel before detonating his explosive vest.[10]
March 13: An Iraqi woman detonated a suicide vest in a small crowd in the Kirkuk Province killing two Iraqi citizens and wounding six. One Soldier who sustained minor wounds was treated at the scene[11]
March 17: A female suicide bomber apparently targeting Shiite worshippers killed at least 33 people and wounded at least 50 in Karbala.[12]
March 19: In Baquba, five people were killed and 16 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt in a public market. Another suicide bomb wounded 11 Iraqi soldiers and 3 civilians in Mosul. [1]
March 22: A roadside bomb blast struck an Iraqi police patrol in Kirkuk, killing a civilian and wounding nine people.[13]
March 23: 13 Iraqi soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber who drove a fuel tanker into an army base in Mosul and at least 40 people were injured.[14]
March 27: A car bomb explosion killed three people and wounded five others near a police patrol in central Baghdad.[15]
March 29: A car bomb explosion killed three people and wounded five others near a police patrol in central Baghdad.[15]
March 31: A suicide car bomber killed 5 US backed Sunni fighters at a checkpoint in Siniya, at least eight other people were injured.[16]
April 3: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near Mosul, killing 7 people and wounding 12 (the US military claims 5 killed and 19 injured).[17]
April 4: A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in an attack on on the funeral for a Sunni policeman in the province of Diyala, in the town of Saadiyah.[18]
April 11: Suicide bombings killed at least four people—three of them police. The first bombing was in Ramadi, the provincial capital of the predominantly Sunni Anbar province. At least three national police officers were killed. The second attack took place at a checkpoint about 20 km north of Baiji, the bomber and one other person a local Awakening Council were killed. Also, at least three people were killed in a mortar attack on Baghdad's Palestine Hotel.[19]
April 14: Three people died in the nearby city of Tal Afar when a suicide attacker blew himself up at an Iraqi soldier's funeral.[20]
April 15: A wave of bombings blamed on Al-Qaeda in Iraq-jihadists shook Baghdad, Baquba, Ramadi and Mosul, killing at least 60 people. Nonetheless, the overall violence in Baquba has decreased by 80% since June 2007.[20] In Baquba, as many as 53 people were killed and at least 70 more were wounded during a car bombing near the courthouse.[21] A suicide bomber killed 13 people and injured 20 more outside a kebab restaurant in Ramadi.[22] Five policemen were killed and four more were wounded during a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in the Hamidiya area of Ramadi.[23] In Mosul, a double car bombing killed three people and wounded at least 16 people.[24] In Baghdad, a car bomb targeting a police patrol killed four people and wounded 15 in a central neighborhood.[21]
April 17: A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people and wounded many others in a suicide attack on a crowd of mourners in Baquba, during the funeral of two members of a local group who had died fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq militants.[25]
April 18: A suicide bomber attacked a U.S. military patrol near Tikrit killing 1 US soldier and wounding 4 others.[26]
April 21: A female suicide bomber attacked a U.S.-allied militia post, killing four people and wounding five others in Baquba.[27]
April 22: A female suicide bomber killed six people and wounded a dozen others when she blew herself up north of Baghdad according to Iraqi police.[28] A suicide car bomber at a checkpoint near Ramadi killed 2 U.S. Marines and wounded 3 more. Two policemen and 24 civilians were also wounded. A second car bombing, this one at a police station in the city, wounded 20 people, including women and policemen.[29] In Jalawla, a female suicide bomber killed eight people and wounded 17 at a police station.[30]
April 26: A series of co-ordinated bomb attacks has killed at least seven people and injured more than 20 in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.[31]
April 29: At least 9 people were killed and were 23 wounded in a bomb attack in central Baghdad, Iraqi police say.[32]
May 1: At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi province of Diyala, officials say. At least 76 other people are said to have been injured.[33]
May 14: A suicide bomber killed 20 people and wounded dozens more when he blew himself up at a funeral west of Baghdad on Wednesday, there was no claim for responsibility but Iraqi police suspect al-Qaeda in Iraq.[34] A teen aged girl blew herself up outside an Iraqi army post south of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing one soldier, the U.S. military said.[35]
May 16: A car bomb which struck an Iraqi police station in Fallujah injured four Iraqi police officers.[36]
May 17: A female suicide bomber targeted a US-backed militia office in Baquba, killing one woman and wounding 16.[37]
May 26: A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a checkpoint manned by Iraqi police and US-backed Sunni militia, killing four people including a policeman, two awakening council guards and a civilian.[38]
May 27: A car bombing in the city of Talafer, some 70 km west of Mosul, killed 4 people and injured 46.[39]
May 29: A suicide bomber killed 14 police recruits and two policemen in northern Iraq.[40] 19 others were killed in 2 other suicide bombings that day.[41]
June 1: At least two people were killed and five others wounded in a car bomb explosion at a parking lot near the Iranian embassy in central Baghdad.[42]
June 2: A suicide bomber killed at least five policemen and four civilians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and wounded 46 Also 1 US soldier was killed and 4 wounded when a suicide car bomber Targeted their check point near Fallujah.
June 4: A suicide bomber drove a truck towards the house of police Brigadier-General Nadhim Taeih, in northern Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding 50.[44]
June 7: A suicide car bomb and another car packed with explosives targeted Iraqi police patrols Saturday on opposite sides of Baghdad, killing at least six people.[45]
June 8: A suicide bomber blew himself up near a patrol base in Iraq killing 1 US-soldier, wounding 18 others in Baghdad.[46]
June 9: A car bomb, targeting an Iraqi police checkpoint near a shopping centre in Baghdad's district of Karada killed 1 policeman, 4 civilians and injured 10 people. Bombings in Diyala killed 1 and injured 7.[47]
June 10: The head of Saddam Hussein's tribe was blown up in a car bomb explosion in the town of Awja.[48]
June 15: In Mosul, a suicide car bombing killed a policeman and wounded six people.[49]
June 17: A car bomb explosion at a busy bus stop in northern Baghdad killed 51 people and injured 75.[50] The Death toll later went up to 63.[51]
June 20: A suicide car bomb attacked a police checkpoint in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, killing 5 policemen.[52]
June 22: At least 15 people were killed by a female suicide bomber in the northern Iraqi city of Baquba. The attack was blamed on al-Qaeda.[53]
June 24: An overnight suicide car bomb explosion near a police station in the city of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, killed two people and wounded more than 70 others.[54]
June 25: Iraqi police say a suicide bomber has detonated an explosive belt inside the municipal council headquarters in a town west of Baghdad during a meeting of tribal sheiks, at least seven people were killed in the blast, including some sheiks and the town's administrative director.[55]
June 26: At least 38 people were killed in two massive bomb attacks, 20 of them were killed by a suicide bomber as they held an anti-al Qaeda meeting. The other 18 were killed in a car-bombing in Mosul, which also injured 80.[56]
June 27: In al-Anbar province a suicide bombing killed 3 US-soldiers and injured another 2, including 20 people and anti-al Qaeda Sheikhs.[57] al-Qaeda in Iraq later claimed responsibility.[58]
June 29:A suicide car bomber killed seven policemen and wounded three in an attack on a patrol in northern Iraq's Salahuddin province.[59]
July 1: A car bomb hit an Iraqi police patrol in the city of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, killing a civilian and injuring six.[60]
July 6: A car bomb killed 4 and wounded 16 in Baghdad.[61] Later the death toll rose to 6 killed (and 14 wounded).[62]
July 7: A female suicide bomber kills 9 and injures 12 in Baquba.[63]
July 8: Two car bombings in Fallujah kill 3 policemen and a civilian.[64]
July 9: A suicide car bomber in targeting soldiers in northern Iraq on Wednesday killed five civilians and wounded 21.[65]
July 10: A suicide car bomb attacked an Iraqi army patrol in western Baghdad on Thursday, killing two civilians and wounding 13 people.[66]
July 15: At least five people were killed and 54 others wounded in a suicide attack near an Iraqi army base north of Baghdad.[67] In Baquba there were 2 suicide bombings and in total 23 people were killed and 70 injured. The bombings targeted Iraqi Army recruits.[68] Later the death toll there rose to 28 people killed (and 64 injured)[69] A car-bombing in Mosul wounded 6 people.[70]
July 16: In Mosul a car bomb killed 16 and wounded 94.[71]
July 18: A suicide car bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol in Nineveh province on Friday, killing three soldiers and injuring seven others, a provincial police source said.[72]
July 24: Iraqi police say at least eight people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint manned by U.S.-allied Sunni guards northeast of Baghdad.[73]
July 27: A car bomb on Sunday wounded a Sunni political leader and his son and killed two of his bodyguards.[74]
July 28: Three suicide bombers struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300.[75]
July 31: A suicide car bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the wall of a police station near Mosul, killing three policemen and wounding four.[76]
August 3: A series of bomb attacks in Baghdad early on Sunday killed 12 people and wounded at least 31, government sources said.[77]
August 12: Two Iraqis were killed and at least six others wounded when a female suicide bomber struck a convoy carrying senior Iraqi officials in Baquba[78]
August 13: A suicide truck bomber targeted the mayor of a town near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, while another car bomb struck civilians elsewhere in northern Iraq, two people were killed.[79]
August 17: A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people and wounded 29 near a mosque in a mainly Sunni part of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.[80]
August 24: A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a car dealership in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least five people and wounding nine.[81]
August 25: At least 21 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad. Around 32 people, including women and children, were injured in the attack.[82]
September 1: A suicide car bomber on Tuesday struck an Iraqi army checkpoint in the city of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, killing seven people and wounding seven others.[83]
September 6: Six people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on Iraqi deputy prime minister Ahmad Chalabi's convoy in western Baghdad. 50 people were wounded[84]
September 12: At least 27 Iraqis were killed and about 40 others wounded in a suicide bombing targeting a police station in northern province of Salahuddin.[85] At least 28 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in a town north of Baghdad. The blast targeted a police station in the commercial district of the mainly Shia town of Dujail. At least 40 others were injured in the explosion.[86] A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a Shiite mosque in northern Iraq as worshippers left prayers at midday on Friday, killing two civilians and wounding 15.[87]
September 15: At least 12 people were killed and 36 injured when two car bombs exploded in quick succession in central Baghdad.[88] In Diyala 20 were killed and 30 wounded when a woman suicide bomber blew herself up.[89]
September 17: wo car bombs exploded in quick succession, killing eight people and wounding 25 others in western Baghdad's Harithiya district.[90]
September 28: At least 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded in 2 car bombings in a western Baghdad.[91]
October 2: Suicide bombers struck Shi'a worshippers as they gathered for prayers at two mosques in Baghdad to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast, killing 16 people and wounding nearly 60.[92]
October 8: A woman suicide bomber blew herself up at an entrance of an Iraqi court in the city of Baquba, killing 6 and wounding 18.[93]
October 9: A suicide bomber killed three policeman and wounded eight more at a station in Habbaniya.
October 12: At least nine people were killed and 13 wounded in a car bombing at a market in Baghdad.[94]
October 13: Suicide car bombers struck twice yesterday in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of others.[95] In Balad a suicide bomber wounded 3 policemen.
October 17: Iraqi officials say bomb near north Baghdad mosque kills 3 Shiite worshippers.[96]
October 22: A car bombing by al-Qaeda killed four people and wounded three in Mosul.[97]
October 23: 9 people were killed and 20 injured when a suicide bombing targeted a convoy carrying Iraqi minister Mahmoud Jawad al-Radi, in Baghdad. al-Radi himself remained unharmed.[98] Later the death toll rose to 11 killed and 22 injured.[99]
November 5: 4 Iraqis were killed and 10 injured in a suicide car-bombing at a checkpoint near Baghdad Airport.[100]
November 8: In West of Baghdad, a suicide bomber killed eight people and wounded 17 more at a police checkpoint near the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Ramadi in Anbar province.[101]
November 10: 25 people were killed and 48 injured during a suicide bombing and a car-bombing in Baghdad.[102]
November 15: A suicide car bombing near a car dealership killed 11 Iraqis and wounded 36 in the northern city of Tal Afar.[103]
November 16: A suicide car bombing killed 14 people and wounded 20 others Sunday in the town of Jalawla.[104]
November 24: A female suicide bomber killed 5 people outside Baghdad's Green Zone compound.[105]
November 28: A suicide bombing attack killed at least 8 people and wounded 15 at a Shiite mosque in Baghdad.[106]
December 1: A car bombing and suicide vest bombing targeting a police academy in eastern Baghdad Monday killed at least 16 people and wounded 46 others.[107]
December 2: 5 people (including a policeman) were killed and 30 (including 4 Security Forces) were injured in a suicide bombing in Tal Afar.[108]
December 3: A double suicide car bomb attacks struck two police stations in the city of Fallujah, in Anbar province, killing 15 and wounding 147.[109] The death toll later rise to 17.[110]
December 4: 2 U.S. soldiers were killed and 9 Iraqis wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded in the northern city of Mosul.[111]
December 6: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowd of police recruits outside a police academy in Iraq's northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, killing a police recruit and wounding 15 others.[112]
December 11: A suicide bombing in a Kirkuk restaurant killed at least 61 people, wounding 75.[113]
December 14: A woman suicide bomber on Monday killed an Awakening Council group leader at the front door of his house in a town north of Baghdad.[114]
December 15: At least 9 policemen were killed and up to 31 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on an Iraqi security checkpoint in a town west of Baghdad.[115][116]
December 25: A car bomb outside a restaurant in Baghdad killed four persons and wounded 25 others.[117]
December 27: A car bomb killed at least 22 people and wounded 54 more when it exploded at a Baghdad bus station.[118]
December 28: A suicide bomber on a bicycle blew himself up amid a crowd of demonstrators in northern Iraq who were protesting Israel's airstrikes on Gaza, killing 1 demonstrator and wounding 16. Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party spokesman Yahiya Abid Majhoub stated: "The ones who targeted our brothers in Gaza are the same who targeted us in Mosul today. They are agents of Israel"

Iraq, 2009:

January 2: At least 23 people have been killed and 110 injured in a suicide bombing in Yusufiya, a town south of Baghdad.[1]
January 4: A female suicide bomber blows herself up among a crowd of pilgrims worshipping at the Imam Mousa al-Kazim shrine in northern Baghdad, killing 38 people and wounding 72.[2][3]
January 6: A suicide car bomber wounded five policemen and three civilians, striking their patrol in Mosul.[4]
January 24: A suicide car bomber killed five policemen and wounded 13 other people, including six police officers, at a checkpoint in Garma.[5]
February 5: A female suicide bomber killed 15 and wounded 13 in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Baquba.[6]
February 9 : A suicide car bombing occurred in between 2 Iraqi checkpoints on the vehicle of a US Army battalion commander in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing 4 US soldiers and wounding 3 More.[7]
February 13: A female suicide bomber killed more than 30 Shia pilgrims and injured 35 in an attack on Shia pilgrims in a region north of Hillah.[8] The death toll, later rose to 35 with 76 being injured, including 28 children.[9]
March 8: Baghdad police recruitment centre bombing: suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up as he entered a crowd of people outside a police recruitment centre killing 28.[10]
March 10: Suicide car bomb went off outside a national reconciliation conference in Baghdad, killing at least 33 and wounding 46.[11]
April 6: A spate of bombings in the same day (of unknown coordination) kills 32 and injures another 124 more.[12]
April 10: 8 people, including 5 US soldiers were killed and 60 people were wounded when a suicide truck bomber breached the outer security barrier of Iraqi National Police headquarters in southern Mosul, and detonated his explosives.[13]
April 11: At least nine people were killed and another 23 wounded on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck the headquarters of a US-allied Sunni militia south of Baghdad.[14]
April 16: 26 people were injured after a suicide bomber in Iraq's Anbar province attacked an army base.[15]
April 20: 8 US soldiers and 9 civilians were badly injured in a suicide bombing in Baquba, capital of the Diyala province. The suicide bomber was wearing a police uniform, According to the deputy mayor of the city the bomber mingled in with Iraqi and us soldiers before setting off his explosive vest .[16]
April 23: 57 people,[17] including 53 Iranian pilgrims were killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Muqdadiya, in Diyala.[18] As many as 55 were injured[19] In another suicide bombing 28 people were killed and 52 wounded in a suicide attack on a police patrol in southeastern Baghdad.[20]
April 24: 30 people were killed in a suicide bombing outside the most important Shi'a shrine in Baghdad.[21] The death toll of this double bombing reached 60.[22] It included 25 Iranian pilgrims.[23] 125 people were injured.[24]
May 1: A suicide bombing near a coffee shop in Mosul killed 6 people.[25]
May 12: 5 policemen and 1 civilian were killed whereas 11 people were injured after a suicide bombing in Kirkuk.[26]
May 21: A suicide bombing in Kirkuk killed 5 awakening militia.[27] Separately, 15 people were killed including 3 US soldiers and also 30 were injured as well as 7 US Service man when a suicide bombing struck a US Army patrol in Southern Baghdad.[28]
June 1: A suicide bombing at a police checkpoint in Diyala killed a policeman and wounded 9.[29]
June 4: 1 civilian was killed and 6 were injured by a car-suicide bombing in Mosul.[30]
June 20: 15 people were killed and 150 were injured by a truck-suicide bombing at a Shi'a Mosque in Kirkuk.[31]
June 22: 7 policemen were killed and 13 people were injured by a suicide bombing in Abu Gharib.[32]
July 29: 7 people died during an explosion of a Sunni political party office near Baghdad.
August 13: At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded in a double suicide bombing in northern Iraq, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. Two suicide bombers with explosive vests carried out the attack at a cafe in Sinjar, a town west of Mosul. In Sinjar, many townspeople are members of the Yazidi minority.[33]
August 19: 101 people are killed during simultaneous suicide truck and car bombings at the Iraq's Foreign and Finance ministries.[34]
August 29: A suicide bomber detonates a van full of explosives outside a police base in Salahudin province, north of Baghdad, killing nine Iraqi police officers and wounding at least 14 others.
August 30: A suicide car bombing at a checkpoint in Baghdad's Adhamiya neighborhood kills at least one person and injures 12 others.
September 17: Three civilians are killed and three police officers are wounded when a suicide truck bomber attacks a police checkpoint in Tal Afar, approximately 260 miiles northwest of Baghdad.
October 11: A series of apparently coordinated bombings aimed at a meeting for national reconciliation killed 23 people and wounded 65 others in western Iraq, but they did not injure the officials who were at the gathering. About one hour after the first two bombings, a man driving a car filled with explosives attempted to speed through a security checkpoint near the Ramadi General Hospital; he was shot by a police officer at the checkpoint but managed to explode the car, killing himself and wounding two others.[35]
October 25: Bomb blasts against governmental municipalities buildings kill at least 155 people and injure more than 700 others in central Baghdad, in the deadliest attack in Iraq since August 2007.[36]
December 8: Bomb blasts kill more than 100 people and injure more than 400 others in Baghdad.

        Iraq, 2010

        January 7: A suicide bomber riding a bicycle targeted a local pro-government militia checkpoint         in Balad, wounding eight.[1]
January 12: At least four suicide car bombers — and as many as 10 — were apparently on their way to government buildings in the early morning when they were stopped by the police and arrested.[2]
January 13: A suicide truck bomber killed five policemen, a civilian and injured six in a suicide attack in Israel Province in the town of Saqlawiyah.[3]
January 20: A suicide bomber blew up a sport utility vehicle in an Iraqi army headquarters in Mosul, wounding 45 people, including 18 soldiers and five policemen.[4]
January 22: A suicide bomber blew up a truck near an Iraqi army base, wounding an Iraqi army officer, in Baaj.[5]
January 25: Triple suicide car bombings detonate near hotels popular with western business and media, killing 41 and injuring 110. The attacks coincide with the execution of Chemical Ali. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.[6]
January 26: A suicide car bomber kills 21 and injures 85 when he strikes at an Iraqi crime lab in the capital.[7]
January 27: A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform was shot as he tried to enter an Iraqi police station in the small town of Zummar, northwest of Mosul, the bombers suicide vest detonated after the shooting, wounding three Iraqi policeman and a U.S. soldier.[8]
February 1: A female suicide bomber detonated among a group of pilgrims making their journey to Karbala to mark Arbaeen as they walked through Baghdad, killing 54 and injuring 117.[9]
February 3: A suicide car bomber detonates in a crowd of pilgrims making their way to the Imam Hussein shrine in the city of Karbala, killing 10 and injuring 50.[10]
February 5: Two suicide car bombers leave 40 dead and 140 injured when they detonated on either side of a bridge across which pilgrims were making their way in and out of Karbala.[11]
February 16: A suicide car bomber leaves two policeman dead and injures 25 in Nabi Younus, in Mosul.[12]
February 18: A suicide car bomber kills 15 and injures 20 when he detonated at a checkpoint near government offices and courts.[13]
February 21: A suicide bomber trying to enter a mosque detonated an explosives-laden vest after being shot at by guards, killing one person and wounding six near Tikri.[14]
February 22: A suicide car bomber targeting a police headquarters killed three people, including a policeman, and wounded seven policemen in western Ramadi.[15]
March 3: Two suicide car bombers detonated near government buildings in the city of Baquba. Later a third suicide blast targeted the city's main hospital. The attacks killed 33 and injured 55.[16]
March 4: Two suicide bombers detonated in different areas of the capital killing 17 and injuring 35. It is known that polling stations were the target in both of these suicide attacks.[17]
March 15: A suicide car bomber detonated in Iraq's western province of Anbbar in the city of Falluja, killing 7 and injuring 13. The bombing came as counting still continues in Iraq's general election.[18]
March 25: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the house of Colonel Waleed Mohammed, who heads the Department of Fighting Terrorism in the town of Hit, killing three people and wounding three others. Mohammed was not there at the time of the attack.[19]
March 26: Two bomb explosions in the Iraqi town of Khalis, with at least one of the blasts being caused by a suicide bomber killed at least 40 people and injured more than 60 others.[20]
April 4: Three suicide car bombers kill 41 when they hit in the centre of Iraq's capital city, Baghdad. One explosion reportedly occurred near to the Iranian embassy whereas the other two explosions were detonated in the west-central Mansour district within the city.[21]
April 12: A suicide car bomber targeted a police patrol in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing a policeman and a civilian.[22]
April 23: In a wave of bombings across Baghdad at least one explosion was caused by a suicide bomber when 11 were killed near a Shiite mosque in al-Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad.[23]
April 28: Two suicide car bombers attacked police checkpoints in southern Baghdad, five people were killed and 10 wounded, including several police officers.[24]
May 10: Two suicide car bombers drove into a fabrics factory as workers were ending there shift in the town of Hilla,[25] as bystanders and emergency services rushed in to help the wounded, another suicide bomber detonated explosives causing a third explosion.[26] The attacks left 45 dead and 140 wounded.[25] Two suicide bombers, one wearing a vest laden with explosives and the other driving a car, killed at least 13 people and wounded 40 in a crowded Iraqi marketplace southeast of Baghdad.[27] At least two Kurdish peshmerga fighters were killed and three wounded when a suicide bomber in a car drove into a checkpoint manned by U.S, Iraqi and Kurdish forces east of Mosul.[25]
May 11: A suicide car bomber exploded near a police checkpoint, wounding six people including two police officers, at the eastern entrance of Falluja.[28]
May 13: A suicide car bomber targeted a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol on the main road from Baghdad to Mosul, injuring 2.[29]
May 14: A triple suicide bombing left at least 25 dead and as many as 108 wounded during a Tal Afar soccer game. At least one bomber drove a car to the stadium and detonated it near the entrance. The others blew up suicide vests.[30][31][32]
May 20: A suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint, killing two policeman and a civilian and wounding another eight people including three policemen, in western Mosul.[33]
May 21: A pickup truck driven by a suicide bomber struck a commercial strip around sunset when the area was filled with shoppers in a predominantly Shiite town north of Baghdad, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 50.[34]
June 9: A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a U.S military vehicle, killing 2 Iraqi civilians and injuring 5 others in the central Iraqi province of Diyala, which is located in central Iraq.[35]
June 11: A suicide car bomber struck a joint U.S.-Iraqi military patrol, killing 5 people including 2 U.S. soldiers and at least 3 Iraqis, as well as wounding 30 others within eastern Iraq.[36]
June 13: Unidentified gunmen, including five suicide bombers attacked the Iraqi central bank, killing 15 people and wounding another 50 others, in the centre of Baghdad.[37]
June 20: Two suicide car bombers struck close to a state-owned bank, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 50 others in central Baghdad.[38]
June 21: A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-packed vest at a market, killing 8 people and wounding another 10 others within the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat.[39]
July 4: A female suicide bomber struck the reception area of the heavily fortified governorate office, killing 4 people and wounding another 23 others in the city of Ramadi within Iraq's western Anbar Province.[40]
July 7: A suicide bomber struck a Shia pilgrimage killing 28 and wounding 62, in the Adhamiyah district of central Baghdad.[41]
July 9 A suicide car bomber drove his explosive-laden vehicle into an Iraqi army checkpoint, killing 6 people and wounding another 20 others in western Baghdad.[42]
July 18 A suicide bomber killed at least 43 people and injured more than 40 others after the attacker targeted government-backed Sunni militia members who were lining up to be paid within the neighbourhood of Radwaniya, in south-western Baghdad. Also, another attack by one of the "lions" of al-Qaida was at an Awakening Council headquarters in the western city of Qaim, a former insurgent stronghold near the Syrian border. The official death toll was three dead and six wounded. Iraqi officials said the bomber stormed the building and opened fire. The Sunni fighters returned fire and wounded the attacker, who blew himself up as the men gathered around him.[43]
July 20 A suicide car bomber struck a convoy of vehicles belonging to a private British construction company killing 4 people and wounding another 5 others within the Iraqi city of Mosul.[44]
July 21 A suicide car bomber detonated his booby-trapped car near to a casino in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, killing 7 people and wounding 26 others.[45]
July 26 Two car bombs exploded near the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala in southern Iraq on Monday, killing 19 mainly Shi'ite pilgrims and wounding 54, an Iraqi official said. In a separate incident in the capital Baghdad, a suicide bomber killed at least four people on Monday in an attack on the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news channel, security officials said.[46]
August 8: A suicide bomber killed at least 6 people and injured several others in Ramadi.[47]
August 17: Main article: 17 August 2010 Baghdad bombings
August 25: Main article: 25 August 2010 Iraq bombings
September 5: As many as five suicide bombers, using a truck bomb and explosive belts attacked the Iraqi defence ministry complex, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 36 others in the centre of Baghdad.[48]
October 29: A suicide bomber has killed at least 25 people and injured dozens in a town north of Baghdad.[49]
October 31: Main Article: 2010 Baghdad church attack
November 2: At least 17 explosions occurred in the attacks, it is estimated that more than 113 people have been killed in the 2_November_2010_Baghdad_bombings
December 12: A suicide car-bomber killed at least 13 people and injured more than 50 others, after the bomber attacked a checkpoint leading to government administrative buildings in Ramadi.[50]
December 13: A suicide bomber killed at least 4 people and injured 17 others in Baquba.[51]
December 27: Two suicide bombers killed at least 17 people and injured more than 47 others, after the suicide attackers set off an explosive-laden vehicle, as well as a suicide bombers vest in an attack near a government compound in Ramadi.[52]
December 29: Two suicide bombers attacked a police compound in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The twin suicide attacks killed at least 4 police officers, after the two bombers breached the complex and detonated their explosives in the room of Lieutenant Colonel Shamil Ahmed Oglaq, who was among the dead and had apparently headed the battalion. The police building was known to have collapsed, as a result of these attacks and it is known that several police officers were unaccounted for, after the bombings. Security and rescue crews later scoured through the wreckage of the collapsed building looking for survivors of these suicide attacks.

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  •  and that's not even counting (1+ / 0-)
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    twigg

    the bombs the US dropped.

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 08:23:36 PM PDT

  •  Any man's death diminishes me. (2+ / 0-)
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    aitchdee, highacidity

    But why do you find it strange that we grieve more about those killed who are close to us?

    Close, whether in a family sense, or a community sense, or a national sense?

    I don't want to see anyone killed--but, if a member of my immediate family is killed, I will certainly grieve more than if a friend or a neighbor or someone in the next town over is killed.

    That doesn't mean I value the friend's or the neighbor's or the distant person's life any less than the life of a family member.  But it affects me more deeply.

    Why?

    Well, at heart we are primates, with a primate's sense of community and tribe.  Make of it what you will in a moral sense.

    But it shouldn't be a surprise, or evince a "grotesque fascination" with this fact.

    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Thomas Jefferson

    by rfall on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 08:37:40 PM PDT

    •  That is the point precisely. (4+ / 0-)

      Day after day, we as a society are presented with facts and statistics of a bunch of people across the world being slaughtered in a truly grotesque fashion. We of course are hurt by it, but only in a superficial manner. The moment that it is "us" that are hurt, though, rather than "them," it becomes the greatest tragedy in recent memory.

      I am as guilty as the rest of us in this, and you are correct- it derives from a primitive, primate function. However, as a community of humanists, I view this to be a grave moral error that needs to be pointed out.

      •  how can (0+ / 0-)

        a hard coded instinct - if it is that - be a grave moral error?

        I mean, we wouldnt morally berate a lioness for slaying the game to feed her young. It is what she can not help doing. The worm that eats us from the inside out, leading to our horrible death, is that a moral deed?

        so if it really were our primate instincts that made us behave like this I think you couldnt want to morally evaluate that. I suspect rather that it is not in fact instinct driven quite as much as people, well, pretend.

        That the Buddha even was able to teach care for the world should show that it isnt so. I dont think that lionesses can feel remorse. If we can, that means its not instinct.  

      •  If my daughter was killed (0+ / 0-)

        It would be my greatest personal tragedy, I guess because she's mine and I'm so invested in her.

        Everyday, hundreds or thousands of other parents children or loved ones die too soon the wrong way. This doesn't affect me as much, but I'm sure it does them.

        When we come face to face with such things, personally or just as a close observer, of course we connect more directly and feel it more, and that's good because it's ultimately empathy that makes civilization work.

        Thanks for posting the list. It's also good for us to take stock and think about the consequences to others - and by extension, ourselves.

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:08:37 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Same day (2+ / 0-)
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    A wave of bombings across Iraq have killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 160 others, officials said, just days before the country's first elections since US troops withdrew.

    Most of the deadly attacks on Monday morning reported by police officials were bombings, which killed several people in Baghdad, in the western city of Fallujah, the contested northern city of Kirkuk and towns south of the capital.

    A total of 14 car bombs and three roadside bombs struck seven cities including Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Monday, updating an earlier toll.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/...

    "Who stood against President Obama in 2012?" - The trivia question nobody can answer.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 08:39:20 PM PDT

  •  This may be a record for a (0+ / 0-)

    "Blame America First" diary.

    I'm pretty sure you could have done something similar re Kuwait, Congo, Darfur, South Vietnam, Cambodia, et. al, but they don't help your narrative, I suppose.

  •  Why would a POTUS value an American life (0+ / 0-)

    more than the life of a person from another country? That's a very simple question. The President is responsible for the safety of Americans, not every human in the world. During a war it's even more clear. As anyone who has led US troops in battle knows the injuries and death of the people under your command impact you in a way that is second only to the death or injury of your own children. There is no comparison to how you feel about the death of your enemies.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:21:01 PM PDT

    •  the death of your comrades is deeply personal (1+ / 0-)
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      while the death of your enemy is frequently anonymous, if it is even confirmed.  In the Pacific in WWII, GIs developed the practice of "spraying" the brush and tree tops to thwart snipers and ambushes.  Same practice in Korea and VN where your fire may kill or wound an enemy but you would never know it as you never find the body.

      The bond grows even closer with time so that the guys who came in with you grow closer than brothers because you know that they are ready at a heartbeat to risk death to save you and you have the same commitment.  I remember reading the biography of Audie Murphy and the event which affected him the most was the death of his best friend in what came to be seen as the waning days of the war.  This one death diminished him more than any other death, when he probably killed more enemies than any other infantryman in the European theater  

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