Incident Summary:

04/30/2005: A suicide bomber blew himself up near a building which housed Sunni political leaders in Baghdad, Iraq killing one person and injuring 10 others. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




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: Government (General)
Name of Entity Council on National Dialogue
Specific Description The Council on National Dialogue building in Baghdad
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Baghdad civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Sunni Islam
Specific Description Sunni leaders in Baghdad
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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 Council on National Dialogue, the apparent target of the attack, was one of a number of moderate Sunni groups that took part in negotiations before the new Iraqi cabinet was announced several days prior to this attack.
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 2 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Update on 30 Apr Series of Bombings in Iraq,” Agence France Presse, April 30, 2005.