Incident Summary:

03/10/2005: 47 people were killed and 80 more were injured when an attack occurred on a mosque in Mosul, Iraq. A suicide bomber entered the hallway of the mosque and detonated a high powered explosive device. No claim of responsibility has been issued for the attack.




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: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Mourners attending a funeral service
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
The attacker had a bomb fixed to his body
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
Additional Information Victims in the attack had various religious backgrounds
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 47 Fatalities / 80 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 47
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 80
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Bomber Hits Shi’ite Mosque, Killing 46,” China Daily, March 12, 2005.
Mujahid Mohammed, “Dozens Killed as Suicide Bomber Targets Funeral,” Courier Mail, March 12, 2005
“47 Killed in Mosul 10 Mar Suicide Bombing,” Al-Jazirah Satellite Channel Television, March 10, 2005.