August 14, 2007 / 9:04 PM / 12 years ago

TIMELINE: The deadliest bomb attacks in Iraq

(Reuters) - At least 175 people were killed when three suicide bombers driving fuel tankers attacked residential compounds home to the ancient minority Yazidi sect in northern Iraq on Tuesday, the Iraqi army said.

Here is a list of some of the deadliest bomb attacks in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003:

August 19, 2003 - Truck bomb wrecks U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22, including U.N. envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello.

August 29 - A car bomb kills at least 83 people, including Shi’ite Muslim leader Ayatollah Mohammed Baqer al-Hakim, at the Imam Ali mosque in Najaf.

February 1, 2004 - 117 people are killed when two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Arbil at the offices of the two main Kurdish factions in northern Iraq.

March 2 - 171 killed in twin attacks in Baghdad and Kerbala.

February 28, 2005 - A suicide car bomb attack in Hilla, south of Baghdad, kills 125 people and wounds 130.

July 16 - A suicide bomber in a fuel truck near a Shi’ite mosque in the town of Mussayib, near Kerbala, kills 98.

September 14 - A suicide bomber kills 114 people and wounds 156 in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad.

September 29 - 98 people killed in three coordinated car bomb attacks in the mixed Shi’ite and Sunni town of Balad.

November 18 - At least 74 killed when suicide bombers blow themselves up inside two Shi’ite mosques in Khanaqin.

January 5, 2006 - Two suicide bombers kill over 120 people and wound more than 200 in Kerbala and Ramadi.

July 1 - A car bomb attack at a market in Sadr city, a Shi’ite district of eastern Baghdad, kills 62. The Supporters of the Sunni People, a previously unknown Iraqi Sunni Muslim group, claims responsibility.

November 23 - Six car bombs in different parts of the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad kill 202 people and wound 250.

December 12 - A suicide bomber kills 70 people and wounds at least 236 in Tayran Square, central Baghdad, after luring a crowd of laborers to his vehicle with promises of work.

January 16, 2007 - A car bomb and suicide bomber strike the Mustansiriya University in central Baghdad killing at least 70 people and wounding 180.

January 22, 2007 - A double car bombing at a second-hand goods market in Bab al-Sharji, central Baghdad, kills 88 people.

February 1 - Two suicide bombers strike at a market in the Shi’ite town of Hilla, killing 61 people and wounding 150.

February 3 - Truck bomb kills 135 people and wounds 305 at a market in the Sadriya quarter of central Baghdad.

February 12 - Multiple car bombs explode in the Shorja wholesale market, killing at least 71 people and wounding 165. At least nine others are killed at the Bab al-Sharji market, also in central Baghdad.

March 6 - Two suicide bombers strike in Hilla, south of Baghdad, killing 105 pilgrims. Insurgents also launch attacks against Shi’ite pilgrims in a total of 12 attacks. In all 137 pilgrims died and 310 were wounded.

March 27 - Two truck bombs explode in Tal Afar, close to the Syrian border and the regional capital of Mosul. The final death toll reached 152. This bomb is the deadliest single insurgent attack in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

April 18 - Multiple car bombings kill 191 people around Baghdad. Near a popular market in the central Sadriya neighborhood, one car bomb killed 140 people and wounded 150, police said, making it the worst single insurgent bomb attack in Baghdad since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

June 19 - A car bomb near the Khilani Shi’ite mosque in central Baghdad kills 87 people.

July 7 - A truck packed with explosives covered with hay blows up in a crowded market in the northern town of Tuz Khurmato, killing 150 people and wounding 250.

July 16 - At least 85 people are killed and 180 wounded by a suicide truck bomb in Kirkuk.

August 14 - At least 175 people are killed when three suicide bombers driving fuel tankers attack residential compounds home to the ancient minority Yazidi sect in northern Iraq.

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