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Abu Sayda chlorine bombing
Location Abu Sayda, Diyala, Iraq
Date 15 May 2007 (UTC+3)
Target Village market
Attack type
Iraqi chlorine bombing
Deaths 32–45
Non-fatal injuries
Some 60


The Abu Sayda bombing was a chlorine car bombing attack that occurred on 15 May 2007, in an open-air market in the Iraqi Diyala Governorate village of Abu Sayda.[1] The attack killed up to 45 people and wounded 60 more in the Shia village,[2] the highest death toll of all chlorine bombings in Iraq. Iraqi and American military sources initially denied the use of chlorine.[2]

References

  1. "'Chlorine bomb' hits Iraq village". BBC News. 16 May 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6660585.stm. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Black, Ian (17 May 2007). "Chlorine bomb blamed for up to 45 deaths in Iraqi Shia town". The Guardian. London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2081413,00.html. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 

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