2016 Samawa bombing

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2016 Samawa bombing
Part of Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)
LocationSamawa, Iraq
Date1 May 2016
TargetShia pilgrims
Attack type
Double suicide bombing
WeaponsTwo bombs
Deaths33+ (+2)
PerpetratorIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant

On 1 May 2016, attacks targeted Iraq's deep Shiite south, with the explosion of twin suicide car bombs in the city of Samawa. At least 33 people were killed and 75 wounded.[1]


The first blast took place near a local government building and the second one about 65 yards away at a bus station, police sources said. The death toll and wounded number is expected to keep rising.[2] The blasts took place in Samawa, in southern Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attacks in Iraq's deep Shiite south, where incidents are considered rare.[1] The bombers were named as Abu Dayyar al-Qurashi and Abu Zubayr al-Zaidi.

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  1. ^ a b "Rare IS group bombings in southern Iraq kill 33". Yahoo News. AFP. 2016-05-01. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  2. ^ "ISIS Attacks Kill 32 in Southern Iraq; Bombing in Turkey Kills Two". NBC News. Reuters. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-13.