Incident Summary:

10/14/2004: Two suicide bombers penetrated the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 10 people. Among those killed were four American and six Iraqi civilians. The attackers bombed a Green Zone restaurant and bazaar within minutes of each other. Members of the group Jama'at al-Tawhid wa al-Jihad (JTJ), whose leader was Abu Musab Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for Green Zone the bombings.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity U.S. Armed Forces
Specific Description U.S. Armed Forces inside Baghdad's Green Zone
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians within Baghdad's Green Zone
Nationality of Target United States
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The four Americans killed were employees with the U.S. firm, Dyncorp Inc. This was the first reported suicide bombing in Baghdad's Green Zone.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tawhid and Jihad Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 4
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Steve Fainaru, “Blasts Inside Green Zone Kill At Least Five; Fortified Area in Baghdad Hit by Likely Suicide Attacks,” The Washington Post, October 15, 2005.
“Bombers Kill Eight in Protected Iraq Zone,” The Australian, October 15, 2004.
Eli Lake, “Enemy Penetrates the ‘Green Zone,’ Killing Four Yanks,” The New York Sun, October 15, 2004.