Incident Summary:

09/22/2004: A suicide bomber drove a car into a busy shopping area in Baghdad. Many Iraqi citizens were waiting to enroll in the Iraqi National Guard. At least 11 were killed and many more were injured. Tawhid and Jihad claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200409220002

When:
2004-09-22

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
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 Iraqi National Guard at the recruitment center in in Baghdad, 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
Weapon Details
An explosive-laden car driven by a suicide bomer was used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 6 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“At least 11 are killed in Baghdad suicide bomb,” Irish Times, September 23, 2004.
“Six killed by bomb aimed at recruits,” Australian, September 23, 2004.
“Car bomb kills at least 5 in Baghdad,” China Daily, September 23, 2004.