Car bomb Explodes outside luxury hotel in
Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan
March 10, 2008
Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq',--
Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq',-- A suicide
car bomber blew himself up outside a hotel in Iraq's
Sulaimaniyah province on Monday, killing one person
and wounding up to 30
people in a rare attack in the relatively stable
Kurdish north, officials and witnesses said.
A local doctor said 30 wounded people had been
admitted to hospital, but Kurdish television said
the number in hospital was 26.
Iraq's Kurdistan region. photo:Ekurd.net
The explosion took place in front of the
Sulaimaniyah Palace Hotel in Sulaimaniyah city, the
provincial capital, a Reuters witness said. The
hotel is the biggest in the province and a frequent
meeting place for officials.
“The city’s security Chief Hassan Nouri was injured
in the attack,” a police source said. Local
residents said the explosion jolted the city and
several ambulances were seen rushing to the scene.
The blast blew out the windows of the hotel and
those of neighbouring buildings and damaged nearby
cars, the witness said. Scores of people came into
the street to see what had happened.
"The terrorists have changed all our happiness ...
to tragedy," said crying housewife Touba Jamil,
whose taxi driver husband was critically wounded in
Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan's cultural capital and one
of the two largest cities in the normally peaceful
autonomous Kurdistan region in 'north Iraq'.
Ansar al-Islam terrorist attacks in Kurdistan region
On March 10, 2008
a Car bomb Explodes outside luxury hotel in
Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, killing one person
and wounding up to 30.
Seven Kurdish border guards
killed in Iraqi Kurdistan ambush by
Ansar al-Islam terrorist group on July 16, 2007
In May 2005 a suicide bomber
killed at least 60 people and
wounded 150 more when he blew himself
up at the office of a Kurdish party in the northern
Iraqi city of Erbil
May 9, 2007 a suicide truck
bomber from Ansar al-Islam kills 19, wounds 70 in
Iraqi Kurdistan's capital of Erbil, Kurdish Ansar
al-Islam terrorist group has
for the blast.
May 13 was another bloody day for the Kurds, a
suicide car bomb targeted the headquarters of the
KDP party in Makhmour city in Kurdistan region
killed at least 30 people and
wounded 115 others including the
Nine members of Ansar al-Islam were arrested for
these terrorist attacks. Security forces in Iraq’s
Kurdistan autonomous region have arrested several
followers of previously tolerated Islamist parties,
accusing them of links to insurgents.
February 26, 2007,
Houzan Mahmoud, an international representative of
MADRE's sister organization, the Organization of
Women's Freedom in Iraq, received a death threat by
e-mail signed by Ansar al-Islam terrorist group. The
death threat, delivered via e-mail, read, "With the
permission of Great God, we will kill you either in
Iraq or in London by the middle of March, because
you are campaigning against Islam. You should be
sent to God for punishment."
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