Incident Summary:

11/14/1999: A car bomb exploded near the Mujahedeen camp, Fazeah, south of Al Kut, Iraq. Twelve Iraqi civilians were injured in the attack. In a fax to the Associated Press the Mujahedeen el-Khalq organization claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
199911140002

When:
1999-11-14

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Wasit

City:
Near Kut

Location Details:
This incident occurred south of Al Kut.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Fazeah
Specific Description Fazeah Mujahedeen camp, south of Al Kut, Iraq
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians near Fazeah Mujahedeen camp, south of Al Kut, Iraq
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosive-laden vehicle 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
Additional Information In the fax to the Associated Press the Mujahedeen el-Khalq organization stated the explosives were detonated by remote control while a Mujahedeen car and other private cars of Iraqi civilians had passed by.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Iranian Opposition Reports Car Bomb Attack in Iraq,” Iran-e-Azad WWW, November 13, 1999.
“12 Iraqis Hurt In Explosion,” Associated Press Online, November 13, 1999.