Incident Summary:

08/13/2008: On Wednesday, a suicide bomber driving a 1982 pickup truck detonated his vehicle near a convoy carrying Abdul-Karim Ali Nasif, also known as Abu Saif, the chief administrative official of Multaqa, west of Kirkuk. Nasif and three of his bodyguards were wounded in the explosion. No claim of responsibility has been reported.

GTD ID:
200808130006

When:
2008-08-13

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kirkuk

City:
Multaqa district

Location Details:
The attack took place in the Al Multaqa district west of Kirkuk.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Iraqi Government
Specific Description The chief administrative official of Multaqa district
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A suicide car bomber was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Lexis Nexis, "Bombs Target City Official, Civilians in Iraq," Associated Press Worldstream, August 13, 2008."