|2011 Al Hillah bombing|
|Location||Al Hillah, Iraq|
|Date||5 May 2011 (UTC+3)|
|Perpetrators||al-Qaeda in Iraq|
The 2011 Al Hillah bombing was an attack that took place in the city of Hillah on the 5 May 2011. A suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a local police station, killing 24 recruits and injuring at least 72 more. A few days after the explosion al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for it, saying it was revenge for the death of Osama Bin Laden on 2 May. The insurgents apparently scouted the police HQ for some time before attacking during peak hours when more than 200 people were inside the building.
- List of terrorist incidents, 2011
- "Al-Qaeda in Iraq claims Hilla attack, vows revenge". AFP. 9 May 2011. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110715013716/http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hMZyFSfrsviMLuWHVYnj3bX57l0g?docId=CNG.0aa17d76602f708769ee4d7041ca5c2a.11. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
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