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5 January 2012 Iraq bombings

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Target  Shia civilians
Perpetrators  Islamic state of Iraq
Perpetrator  Islamic State of Iraq
Attack type  Suicide attack
Non-fatal injuries  149
Start date  January 5, 2012
Total number of deaths  73
5 January 2012 Iraq bombings
Location  Baghdad and Nasiriyah, Iraq
Similar  14 January 2012 Basra bombing, 2012 Burgas bus bombing, 2016 Karrada bombing

The 5 January 2012 Iraq bombings were a series of attacks that hit the capital Baghdad and the southern city of Nasiriyah and appeared to target Shia Muslims. A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint as huge crowds of pilgrims were making the journey from Nasiriyah to Kerbala for a religious holiday. At least 44 people were killed and 81 more injured in the first significant attack in the city since a blast targeted the Italian military headquarters in November 2003.

Meanwhile, in Baghdad, at least three bombs exploded in Sadr City next to a group of day laborers waiting to get hired. Interior Ministry officials confirmed at least 13 died in these attacks and 32 were injured. Several hours later, two car bombs in the Kadhimiya district of Baghdad left 16 dead and 36 injured.

In addition to these attacks, two people were killed and six injured in a shooting and roadside bombing in the insurgent stronghold of Mosul. On 6 February 2012, the Islamic state of Iraq claimed responsibly for the attack.

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