Incident Summary:

11/29/2003: Seven Spanish intelligence officers were killed and another was injured when they were ambushed driving 30 kilometers south of Baghdad, Iraq. The insurgents attacked the group’s cars with rocket propelled grenades. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Rasheed district

Location Details:
The attack took place 30 kilometers south of Baghdad.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Spanish Government
Specific Description Spanish Intelligence Officers operating south of Baghdad
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
RPGs were 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 7 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“At Least Seven Spanish Officers Killed in Iraq: Reports,” Agence France Presse, November 29, 2003.
Niko Price, “Seven Killed, One Wounded in Attack on Spanish Intelligence Agents,” The Associated Press, November 29, 2003.