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.
“Iraq attack kills 27, US detains Sunni political chief 'by mistake,'” Agence France Presse, May 30, 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.