Incident Summary:

12/24/2003: A suicide bomber detonated a pickup truck loaded with explosives near the barricades at the Interior Ministry of the Kurdistan Democratic Party offices causing structural damage to surrounding buildings, killing four people and wounding 101 others.

GTD ID:
200312240004

When:
2003-12-24

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Arbil

City:
Arbil

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Kurdistan Democratic Party
Specific Description Offices of the Interior Ministry of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Arbil
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 101 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 101
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Suicide Blast Kills Five, Wounds 101 in Northern Iraq,” Agence France Presse, December 24, 2003
“Iraq: Kurdish Officials Say “Foreign Terrorist Quarters” Behind Arbil Bomb,” BBC Worldwide Monitoring, December 25, 2003.