Incident Summary:

01/20/2006: Five guards and aides to President Jalal Talibani of Iraq were wounded when an unidentified suicide bomber with a car bomb drove near the presidential motorcade in the Sulayman Beg administrative subdistrict, near Tuz Khurmatu. Talibani was not present in the motorcade, however, and was not hurt. There were no reported claims of responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Taza Khurmatu

Location Details:
The report noted that the attack took place in the Sulayman Beg administrative subdistrict near Tuz Khurmatu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Iraqi government
Specific Description President Jalal Talibani
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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 Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Party Representative: 3 Wounded in Suicide Attack on Iraqi President’s Motorcade,” Kurdistan Satellite TV, January 21, 2006.
Fintan Moran, “Iraq Rivals Prepare for Talks After Poll,” Sunday Tribune, January 22, 2006.
“Four Iraqi Police Killed in Blast,” UPI, January 22, 2006.