Over 30 killed in a Baghdad restaurant bombing
Thursday, November 10, 2005
A suicide bomber detonated himself in a crowded Baghdad restaurant Thursday morning at approximately 9:30 local time (0630 ). 35 were reportedly killed and 25 wounded in the blast. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
The restaurant was frequented by Sunni Arab rebels and Al-Qaeda groups. A police officer said that at least four Iraqi police patrols were in the restaurant at the time of the bombing.-backed Iraqi security forces, often the target of
The bombing was one of the biggest attacks in Baghdad in recent months. A statement on an Islamist website used by Al-Qaeda said that the attack was a part of an Al-Qaeda campaign to counter recent raids by US and Iraqi forces on suspected militant strongholds near the Syrian border.
The attack came just a day after the bombing of hotels in Jordan, attacks also claimed by Al-Qaeda.,
- Bassam Sebti and John Ward Anderson. "Bombing at Crowded Baghdad Restaurant Kills at Least 30" — , November 10, 2005
- Salem al-Ureibi. "Baghdad restaurant bomb claimed by Qaeda kills 35" — , November 10, 2005