Incident Summary:

"9/22/2004: A suicide bomber in a vehicle drove into a group of Iraq National Guard recruits in Baghdad, Baghdad province, Iraq. Seven recruits were killed and another 53 were injured in the blast. Tawhid and Jihad claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that they were targeting people joining the "treacherous police and army"."




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
On Al-Rabie (Spring) street in Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi National Guard
Specific Description Recruits for the National Guard in Baghdad
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
A suicide bomber in a car laden with explosives
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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 53 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 53
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Al-Zarqawi group claims responsibility for three car bomb attacks in Iraq," Al-Jazeera TV, September 24, 2004."
"Zarqawi group claims series of bombings in Baghdad: website," Agence France Presse, September 23, 2004."