Incident Summary:

04/27/2006: Italian troops traveling in vehicle in Iraq was hit by a roadside bomb placed on the road south-west of Al-Nasiriyah, a Southern Iraqi city controlled by Italian troops. Three Italian soldiers and one Rumanian were killed. An Italian soldier was also wounded. A group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Dhi Qar


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I)
Specific Description Italian soldiers traveling in a vehicle in Southern Iraq.
Nationality of Target Italy
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic Army in Iraq (al-Jaish al-Islami fi al-Iraq) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamic Army Claims 27 Apr Al-Nasiriyah Explosion; Other Incidents,” Dubai Al-Arabiyah Television, April 27, 2006.
"Iraq bomb was placed in middle of road, says Italian army,” Rome RAI Tre Television Network, April 27, 2006.