Timeline - Deadliest attacks in Iraq in 2012

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 9 Sep 2012 22:08 GMT
Author: Reuters
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BAGHDAD, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Here are the details of major attacks in Iraq in 2012:

Jan. 5, 2012 - Four bombs in Shi'ite areas kill at least 73 people and wound about 150.

Jan. 14 - A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman kills at least 53 people and wounds 130 in an attack on Shi'ite pilgrims.

Feb. 23 - Bomb blasts across Iraq kill 60 people, 32 of them in Baghdad where 10 explosions tear through mainly Shi'ite neighbourhoods.

March 20 - At least 30 explosions strike cities and towns across Iraq, killing 52 people and wounding 235, despite a security clampdown for an Arab League meeting.

April 19 - More than 20 bombs hit cities and towns, killing at least 36 people and wounding almost 150.

June 13 - Bombings and other attacks in Baghdad and other cities kill more than 75 people.

June 16 - Double car bombs strike Shi'ite pilgrims in Baghdad, killing at least 26 people in third day of violence during a major religious festival in the capital.

July 23 - At least 107 people are killed in bomb and gun attacks. [ID: nL6E8INIJF]

Aug. 16 - Bombings and shootings kill 100 people, many who had taken to the streets to end daily fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Sept. 9 - Car bombs hit Baghdad when Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi is sentenced to death on murder charges after a wave of earlier bloody bombings across the country. More than 100 people are killed in total. [ID: L5E8K90LN] (Reporting by David Cutler London Editorial Reference Unit; Additional reporting by Barry Malone)