Incident Summary:

02/10/2004: A suicide bomber, detonated his truck-bomb, targeting Iraqi military recruits who were waiting outside an police recruitment center in Iskandariya, outside of Baghdad, Iraq. Approximately 71 people were killed and 150 others were injured in the attack. United States forces suspected al-Qaida of planning the bombing.

GTD ID:
200402100001

When:
2004-02-10

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Iskandariyah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Military/Police Recruits
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tawhid and Jihad (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 71 Fatalities / 150 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 71
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 150
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Voice of Mujahidin Commentary Blames ‘Non-Iraqis’ for Al-Iskandariyah Explosion,” Voice of the Mujahidin, February 11, 2004.
“Suicide Car Bombing Kills at Least 50, Injures Dozens in Iraq,” Xinhua, February 10, 2004.
“LBC Reports 'More Than 50' Killed in Baghdad Explosion,” LBC SAT Television, February 11, 2004.