Incident Summary:

10/19/2004: Three mortar rounds exploded on a base in the town of Mashahda north of Baghdad, Iraq, killing six Iraqi National Guard members and wounding at least 100 other people. Insurgents were suspected.

GTD ID:
200410190002

When:
2004-10-19

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Mashahidah

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 base in Mashahda
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Tini Tran, "Veteran humanitarian worker in Iraq abducted in Baghdad; mortars kill U.S. contractor, four Iraqi troops," The Associated Press, October 19, 2004."
"Six killed at National Guard post near Baghdad," CNN.com, October 19, 2004."
"British aid official kidnapped in Iraq as deadly attack hits security forces," Agence France-Presse, October 19, 2004."