Incident Summary:

09/04/2004: A Police Academy in Kirkuk Iraq was attacked by a suicide bomber in a car, killing 20 and wounding 36. Tawhid and Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200409040001

When:
2004-09-04

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

At Tamim

City:
Kirkuk

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Police Academy in Kirkuk Iraq
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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
Tawhid and Jihad Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 36 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 36
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Yehia Barzanji, “Car Bomb Kills at Least 20 at Iraq Academy,” Associated Press Online, September 4, 2004.
Erik Eckholm, “Suicide Blast Kills 17, in Worst of Several Attack in Iraq, New York Times, September 5, 2004.