Incident Summary:

11/25/2003: Suspected Iraqi insurgents fired mortars at the US-led coalition’s headquarters in Baghdad. Two of the mortar shells landed on an apartment building near Iraq’s Information Ministry. Several civilians were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I)
Specific Description U.S.-led Coalition headquarters in Baghdad
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two mortar shells struck the building during the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information This was one of two related attacks (cf. 200311250001; 200311250006). Reports indicated that the attackers may have been aiming for either Coalition Headquarters or the Iraqi Information Ministry.
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“US Accuses Iraqi Insurgents of 'Terrorism' as Blasts Shake HQ,” Central Asia News, November 26, 2003.
“Iraq Administration Headquarters Under Attack,” The New Zealand Herald, November 26, 2003.