Incident Summary:

02/28/2005: A suicide bomber blew up his car in the middle of a town square in the Shi i town of Al-Hilla, killing 110 people and wounding at least 133 others. Most of the victims were former civil servants trying to reclaim their jobs lost when Saddam Hussein fell from power.

GTD ID:
200502280002

When:
2005-02-28

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Hillah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Shi i citizens of Hilla
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
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 110 Fatalities / 130 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 110
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 130
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Sameer N. Yacoub, “Suicide bomber kills more than 100, wounds 133 in attack south of Baghdad,” The Associated Press, February 28, 2005.
“Suicide blast kills 106 in Iraq,” Birmingham Evening Mail, February 28, 2005.
"Suicide Bomber Kills More than 110 in Iraq," Agence France Presse, February 28, 2005."