Incident Summary:

06/20/2005: Thirteen Iraqi Traffic Police Officers were killed and 103 others wounded by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive driven by an unknown suicide bomber entered the sports field where they were training.

GTD ID:
200506200011

When:
2005-06-20

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Arbil

City:
Arbil

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Traffic Police
Specific Description Iraqi Traffic Police Officers
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 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 130 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 130
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"UPI newstrack topnews," United Press International, June 21, 2008."
"Suicide car bomber kills 13 Iraqi police, wounds 103," Agence France Presse, June 20, 2005."
"Xinhua world news summary at 0800 GMT, June 20," Xinhua General News Source, June 20, 2005."