Incident Summary:

06/24/2004: The northern Iraqi city of Mosul was hit when multiple morning car bombings killed 62 people and wounded 220. The military wing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's group, the Tawhid and Jihad movement, claimed responsibility for the attacks in an internet statement.




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians n Mosul
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
Weapon Details
Time fuse
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) No
Additional Information There is no additional information on the multiple car bombings, therefore they have been classified as one incident. This was one of two related cases (cf: [200406240004])
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tawhid and Jihad Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 60 Fatalities / 220 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 60
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 220
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Iraqi Insurgents Launch Simultaneous Attacks In Five Cities,” The Frontrunner, June 25, 2004.
“Up to 100 die in spree of violence; Near-simultaneous attacks in three cities,” Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada), June 25, 2004.