Incident Summary:

05/06/2005: A suicide car bomb exploded near a crowded market in Suwayrah, Iraq, killing 58 civilians and injuring 44 others. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200505060004

When:
2005-05-06

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Wasit

City:
Suwayrah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Iraqi civilians
Specific Description Iraqi civilians and bystanders
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages 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?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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 59 Fatalities / 44 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 59
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 44
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Dozens die in Iraq market blast,” UPI, May 06, 2005.
“Suicide car bomb explodes at market south of Baghdad, killing 14,” The Associated Press, May 06, 2005.
“Deadly Suicide Bombings Claim 67,” Calgary Sun (Alberta), May 07, 2005.