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2016 Samawa bombing

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On 1 May 2016, attacks targeted Iraq's deep Shiite south,


with the explosion of twin suicide car bombs in the city of
Samawa. At least 33 people were killed and 75
wounded.[1]

Bombing
The first blast was near a local government building and
the second one about 65 yards away at a bus station,
police sources said. The death toll, and wounded number,
is expected to keep rising.[2] The blasts were located in
Samawa in southern Iraq. The Islamic State group
claimed responsibility for the rare attacks in Iraq's deep
Shiite south, where attacks are considered rare.[1] The
bombers were named as Abu Dayyar al-Qurashi and Abu
Zubayr al-Zaidi.

2016 Samawa bombings


Part of Iraqi Civil War (2014present)
Location

Samawa, Iraq

Date

1 May 2016

Target

Shia pilgrims

Attack type

Double suicide bombing

Weapons

Two bombs

Deaths

33+ (+2)

Non-fatal
injuries

75

Assailant

Islamic State of Iraq and the


Levant

Motive

Terrorism

See also
201516 Iraqi protests
List of terrorist incidents, JanuaryJune 2016
Terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2016
Timeline of the Iraq War (2016)

References
1. AFP (2016-05-01). "Rare IS group bombings in southern Iraq kill 33". Yahoo. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
2. Reuters. "ISIS Attacks Kill 32 in Southern Iraq; Bombing in Turkey Kills Two". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-05-13.

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