Incident Summary:

04/30/2005: Four people were killed and 20 others injured when a suicide car bomber targeted Iraqi police in the Al-Mafraq area of Baqubah, Iraq. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.




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: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Iraqi Policemen in Baqubah
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Baqubah civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
Additional Information The bombing followed an Iraqi government announcement indicating that new government officials were being appointed to Baqubah.
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 5 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“At Least 18 Killed, More than 50 Wounded in Baghdad Car Bombings 29 Apr,” Al-Jazirah Satellite Channel Television, April 29, 2005.
“4 Killed, 20 Wounded in Ba'qubah Car Bombing; 'Suicide Bomber' Shot Dead,” Al-Arabiyah Television, April 30, 2005.
“35 People Killed, 'More Than 150 Wounded' in 29 Apr Baghdad Bombings,” Al-Arabiyah Television, April 30, 2005.