Incident Summary:

12/09/2006: Five people were killed and 44 wounded in a car explosion in the Shi`i holy town of Karbala, Iraq. The booby-trapped car was parked near the western entrance to Imam Al-Abbas shrine in central Karbala and a number of cars and shops were set alight in the explosion. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200612090003

When:
2006-12-09

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Karbala

City:
Karbala

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Shi`i shrine
Specific Description Imam Al-Abbas shrine
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?Unknown
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Information
Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 44 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 44
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
BBC Monitoring: Iraq Briefing, British Broadcasting Company, December 9, 2006.