Incident Summary:

12/26/2005: In the second of two car bombing incidents in Baghdad (cf. 200512260001), a car bomb in central Baghdad exploded as a police patrol vehicle passed by, killing one civilian and injuring another.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 in Baghdad
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
The car that exploded was said to have been 'booby-trapped.'
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident seems likely related to (cf. 200512260001). Both were car bombs that seemed to be directed at Iraqi police patrols. In both cases it seemed that the car that exploded was moving or 'parking', but there was no mention of a suicide or that any dead bodies were found except for one dead civilian in the 200512260002 incident.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Xinhua Told: 1 Killed, 4 Injured as 2 Car Bombs Hit Police Patrols in Baghdad,” Beijing Xinhua, December 26, 2005.