Incident Summary:

10/25/2004: A car bomb struck an Australian military convoy in Baghdad, Iraq, killing three Iraqi civilians and wounding nine people, including three Australian soldiers who suffered minor injuries. Al-Qaida in Iraq and the Islamic Army of Iraq both claimed responsibility for this attack on postings to websites. Neither claim was verified.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 Australian military convoy traveling near Australian embassy
Nationality of Target Australia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Iraqi civilians
Specific Description Iraqi bystanders near convoy attacked
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in Iraq (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Islamic Army in Iraq (al-Jaish al-Islami fi al-Iraq) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 19 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 19
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Australia Probes Iraq Bomb Blast That Produced First Australian Casualties," Agence France-Presse, October 25, 2004.
"Australian, Estonian soldiers targeted as violence kills 12 in Iraq," Agence France-Presse, October 25, 2004.
Tini Tran, "Bombings across Iraq kill at least eight, including American GI and Estonian soldier," The Associated Press, October 25, 2004.