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Suicide Bomber Targets Army Checkpoint in Iraq

Date of Occurrence: April 13, 2014 Location: Kirkuk, Iraq Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 16 Injuries/Displaced: 27

Sixteen people died and twenty-seven were injured from two separate attacks in Mosul and Kirkuk.   The first targeted an army and police patrol as it passed through a busy commercial area, while the second occurred at a security checkpoint.

Sources:

Al Jazeera

Fox News

 

Explosion at Bus Station in Nigeria

Date of Occurrence: April 14, 2014 Location: Nyaynyan, Abuja Event: Bombing Fatalities: 71 Injuries/Displaced: 124

A large vehicle bomb was set off at a Nigerian bus station on the edge of the capital city of Abuja killing 71 and wounding 124.  The bomb exploded around 7:00 am and destroyed over 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as fuel tanks were ignited from the blast.

Sources:

Fox News

Reuters

Al Jazeera

Twenty-Five Dead in Multiple Attacks in Baghdad

Date of Occurrence: April 8, 2014 Location: Baghdad, Iraq Event: Car Bombings Fatalities: 25 Injuries/Displaced: 47

Over twenty-five people have been killed as eight car bombs were detonated around Baghdad.  Attacks targeted Shiite areas of the city and comes on the 11th anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.  The attack began when a bomb went off in a busy commercial area.  As people gathered to help victims, a second bomb went off.

Sources:

New York Times

ABC News