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16 January 2007 Baghdad Mustansiriya University bombing
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Date January 16, 2007 (UTC+3)
Target Mustansiriya University
Attack type suicide attack and car bomb(s)
Death(s) ca. 70
Injured 169

The 16 January 2007 Baghdad Mustansiriya University bombing was a series of bombing attacks at students and teachers at the largely Shiite Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 16, 2007. Some 70 people were killed and 169 were wounded.[1]

In early December 2006, the insurgent group Ansar al-Sunna distributed statements at mosques in western Baghdad, and on Web sites, calling on students and professors to cancel classes in preparation for a purge of Shiite militias from campuses. A December 3 statement named Mustansiriya University as one of the schools that should be closed.


  1. ^ Deaths top 100 in Baghdad bombings, shootings, CNN

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