Incident Summary:

05/23/2005: A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, killing eight people and wounding 110 others. The restaurant is often frequented by Shi i followers of Muqtada al-Sadr as well as local police. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200505230003

When:
2005-05-23

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilian patrons of a local restaurant
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?No
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 110 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 110
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
Adrian Blomfield, “Iraqi forces swoop on rebel areas as bombers strike again,” The Daily Telegraph (London), May 24, 2005.
Kim Sengupta and Anne Penketh, “Security chief killed on day of lethal violence in Iraq,” Belfast Telegraph, May 24, 2005.
Nicolas Rothwell, “Battle for Baghdad streets,” The Australian, May 24, 2005.