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Buratha Mosque bombing
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Date April 7, 2006
Target Buratha Mosque
Attack type
Triple suicide bombing
Deaths 85
Non-fatal injuries

The Buratha Mosque bombing was a triple suicide bombing that occurred on April 7, 2006 in Baghdad.

The attacks

The explosions happened when many worshippers were leaving the Buratha Mosque after Friday prayers. The bombers, two of whom were dressed as women, managed to get through the mosque's security checkpoints.

The first suicide bomber detonated after passing through the women's security checkpoint, and entering the mosque. While the second suicide bomber detonated inside the courtyard of the mosque. The third bomber detonated inside the office of Sheikh Jalaluddin al-Saghir, a member of the Iraqi parliament, in an attempt to assassinate him. However, al-Saghir was unharmed in the attack.

In the end the three bombers managed to kill 85 people, and injure 160.

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