Incident Summary:

9/22/2004: A suicide bomber in a vehicle targeted a U.S. military patrol in Baghdad, Baghdad province, Iraq. Sources state that one Iraqi civilian was killed in the explosion and 19 people were injured, including four U.S. soldiers. Tawhid and Jihad claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
On airport road in Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I)
Specific Description A U.S. military patrol on airport road in Baghdad
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity A civilian
Specific Description An Iraqi civilian on airport road
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 vehicle laden with explosives driven by a suicide bomber
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 2 Fatalities / 19 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 19
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."