Incident Summary:

9/12/2004: A suicide bomber was shot and killed just west of Baghdad, Baghdad province, Iraq. The assailant was attempting to drive a vehicle laden with explosives into Abu Ghraib prison. Tawhid and Jihad claimed responsibility for the incident. This incident occurred at the same time that other sites around Baghdad were being targeted, including Haifa Street and the Green Zone.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Abu Ghraib

Location Details:
Abu Ghraib prison just west of Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Abu Ghraib Prison
Specific Description Abu Ghraib prison
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A vehicle laden with explosives driven by a suicide bomber
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
Additional Information This is a multiple incident. As this attack was occurring, various other sites around Baghdad were being targeted, including the Green Zone and Haifa Street. Between all of these incidents, at least 12 people were killed and 41 were injured.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tawhid and Jihad Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"12 dead as US troops battle insurgents in Baghdad," Agence France Presse, September 12, 2004."