Violence in Iraq in 201123 august 2011, 16:05
Violence across Iraq on Monday, August 15, killed 66 people and wounded more than 230, the country's bloodiest day since May 2010, when 110 people died.
Here is a list of the worst attacks to hit Iraq in 2011.
- 18: A suicide attack against a police recruitment centre in Tikrit, 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Baghdad, kills 50 and wounds 150 others.
- 20: 50 killed in nationwide attacks, including 45 in twin suicide car bombings in the Shiite holy city of Karbala as pilgrims mark a holy day.
Iraqi security forces inspect damages after two car bombs. ©AFP
- 27: A series of attacks across Baghdad kill 53, including 48 who died when a car bomb struck a condolence ceremony in a Shiite district of the capital.
- 12: A suicide attack against a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims near Samarra, north of Baghdad, kills 33.
An Iraqi man inspects damages at the Mar Afram Syriac Orthodox Church after an explosion. ©AFP
- 29: A massive attack mounted by Al-Qaeda commandos against provincial government offices in Tikrit kill 58 and injure 97.
- 5: A suicide car bomb against a police station in Hilla, south of Baghdad, kills 24 policemen. The attack is claimed by Al-Qaeda's front group, the Islamic State of Iraq.
- 19: Three attacks in the disputed northern city of Kirkuk kill 29 people, most of them policemen.
Residents wheel a stretcher carrying a wounded woman after a bomb attack. ©Reuters
- 3: A bomb attack against a mosque in central Tikrit followed by a suicide attack against a hospital where victims were being treated leave 24 dead.
- 21: Twin suicide attacks against the governor of southern Diwaniyah province in the eponymous capital kill 26, the vast majority of them police. The governor was unharmed.
- 23: Three attacks in Baghdad kill 24.
A resident waving an Iraqi flag demonstrate with fellow protesters in Central Baghdad. ©Reuters
- 5: Twin suicide attacks in Taji, just north of Baghdad, kill 35 people.
- 15: At least 66 people are killed and more than 230 wounded in nationwide attacks across 17 cities, including 40 in twin bombings in the southern city of Kut.
Damages after blast in the Mansur neighbourhood of Baghdad on August 15, 2011. ©AFP