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5 January 2012 Iraq bombings

The 5 January 2012 Iraq bombings were a series of attacks that hit the capital Baghdad and the southern city of Nasiriyah and appeared to target Shia Muslims. [1]

15 relations: Baghdad, Car bomb, Coordinated Universal Time, Iraq, Iraqi insurgency (2011–14), Islamic State of Iraq, Kadhimiya, Karbala, List of terrorist incidents, January–June 2012, Mosul, Nasiriyah, Sadr City, Shia Islam, Suicide attack, 2003 Nasiriyah bombing.

Baghdad

Baghdad (بغداد, Iraqi pronunciation) is the capital of the Republic of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Province.

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Car bomb

A car bomb, or truck bomb, also known as a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), is an improvised explosive device placed inside a car or other vehicle and detonated.

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Coordinated Universal Time

Coordinated Universal Time (temps universel coordonné), abbreviated as UTC, is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time.

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Iraq

Iraq (or; العراق, Kurdish: Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq (Arabic: جمهورية العراق; كۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia.

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Iraqi insurgency (2011–14)

The Iraqi insurgency, later referred to as the Iraq Crisis, escalated after the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011, resulting in violent conflict with the central government, as well as sectarian violence among Iraq's religious groups.

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Islamic State of Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI; دولة العراق الإسلامية) was a Takfiri Islamic group that aimed to establish an Islamic state in Sunni, Arab-majority areas of Iraq.

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Kadhimiya

al-Kāżimiyyah (الكاظمية al-Kāżimiyyah; alternatively, الكاظمين al-Kāżimayn), is a town located in what is now a northern neighbourhood of Baghdad, Iraq about five kilometres from the city center.

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Karbala

Karbala (كربلاء; Karbalā’; also referred to as Karbalā' al-Muqaddasah) is a city in Iraq, located about southwest of Baghdad.

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List of terrorist incidents, January–June 2012

This is a timeline of individual violent attacks which took place from January to June 2012, including attacks by state and non-state actors for political or other unknown motives.

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Mosul

Mosul (الموصل; مووسڵ. Mûsil; North Mesopotamian Arabic:; ܢܝܢܘܐ; Musul), is a city of over a million people in northern Iraq, some 400 km north of Baghdad.

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Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah (الناصرية; BGN: An Nāşirīyah; also spelled Nassiriya or Nasiriya) is a city in Iraq.

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Sadr City

Sadr City (مدينة الصدر - Madinat aṣ-Ṣadr) formerly known as الثورة and Saddam City, is a suburb district of the city of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Shia Islam

Shia (شيعة Shīʿah), an abbreviation of Shīʻatu ʻAlī (شيعة علي, "followers/party of Ali"), is a denomination of Islam which holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad's proper successor as Caliph was his son-in-law and cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib.

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Suicide attack

A suicide attack is a violent attack in which the attacker intends to destroy property or kill other people and expects to die in the process.

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2003 Nasiriyah bombing

The 2003 Nasiriyah bombing was a suicide attack on the Italian military police headquarters in Nasiriyah, Iraq, south of Baghdad on November 12, 2003.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_January_2012_Iraq_bombings

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