Incident Summary:

05/30/2005: Three suicide bombers detonated explosives during a police rally in Al-Hillah, Iraq, killing 31 and wounding 108 others. The group Al-Qa’ida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200505300002

When:
2005-05-30

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Hillah

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 Police officers protesting at a rally
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 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in Iraq Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 34 Fatalities / 108 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 34
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 108
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Jeffrey Fleishman and Louise Roug, “U.S. raid heightens distrust in Iraq,” The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), May 31, 2005.
Jonathan Finer and Saad Sarhan, “Three Bombers Kill 31 In Iraq; Well-Coordinated Attacks Target A Police Protest,” The Washington Post, May 31, 2005.
“Iraq attack kills 27, US detains Sunni political chief 'by mistake,'” Agence France Presse, May 30, 2005.