Incident Summary:

05/19/2011: On Thursday, in the Bab al-Ma'adham neighborhood, Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, unknown assailants detonated a sticky improvised explosive device attached to a Shiite cleric's car. The blast killed the cleric, wounded two nearby civilians, and caused an unknown amount of damage to the car. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
201105190002

When:
2011-05-19

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The attack took place the Bab al-Ma'adham neighborhood, Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description A Shiite cleric
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 Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A vehicle borne improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Xinhua News Agency, "Shiite Cleric Killed in Iraq's Bomb Attacks," Xinhua News Agency, May 19, 2011, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-05/19/c_13883793.htm."
"Reuters, "FACTBOX- Security Developments in Iraq, May 19," Reuters, May 19, 2011, http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/factbox-security-developments-in-iraq-may-19/."