Incident Summary:

07/29/2005: A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a group of Iraqi army recruits in Rabiah, Iraq, killing 44 and injuring another 57. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred at an army recruitment center in the town of Rabiah, Iraq.

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 Iraqi police recruits training at a recruitment center in Rabiah, Iraq
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 44 Fatalities / 57 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 44
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 57
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“25 Killed in Bombing at Iraqi Army Recruiting Centre,” Agence France Presse, July 29, 2005.
“Al-Qaida in Iraq Claims Responsibility of Suicide Bombing Which Killed 25 Army Recruits,” Associated Press Worldstream, July 29, 2005.
Bassem Mroue, “Suicide Bomber Kills 25 Police Trainees; Two Marines Die in Fight With Rebels,” The Associated Press, July 29, 2005.