Incident Summary:

07/30/2005: A roadside bomb exploded in Basra, Iraq as a convoy of vehicles from the British consulate passed by, killing two British security contractors. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200507300006

When:
2005-07-30

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Basra

City:
Basra

Location Details:
The attack occurred as a British convoy passed through Basra, Iraq

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity British government
Specific Description British consulate convoy passing through Basra, Iraq
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Additional Information A group known as the Imam Hussein Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Imam Hussein Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Kirk Semple, “Bomb Kills 2 Private Guards for British Consulate in Iraq,” The New York Times, July 31, 2005.
Stephen Hayward, “Bomb Kills 2 Brits Guarding Envoys; Convoy is Hit as it Drives Across Basra,” The Sunday Mirror, July 31, 2005.