Incident Summary:

03/12/2006: An unidentified group of militants orchestrated a string of six bombing at markets in Shi i neighborhoods of Baghdad. The bomb exploded within minutes of each other in various parts of the city killing 62 and injuring at least 250. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

GTD ID:
200603120002

When:
2006-03-12

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
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 Vehicle
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 Accoriding to press reports, the car bombing threated to ignite sectarian conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 62 Fatalities / 250 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 62
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 250
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Car bombs, mortar attacks hit Shi i slum; 44 killed, 200 wounded, The Associated Press, March 12, 2006.
Iraq bloodshed kills 62, threatens to ignite communal violence, Agence France Presse—English, March 12, 2006.