Incident Summary:

07/01/2006: A little known Sunni group, known as the Sunni Supporters, claimed responsibility for bombing a Shi i market in the eastern Baghdad, Iraq, neighborhood of Al-Sadr. Seventy-seven people were killed and 96 were wounded.




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Al-Sadr Market
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
Weapon Details
This attack was perpetrated using a suicide truck bomb.
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
Sunni Supporters Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 77 Fatalities / 96 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 77
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 96
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Louise Roug and Raheem Salman, “The Conflict in Iraq: Massacre at Market in Iraq,” Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2006.
Edward Wong, Khalid W. Hassan, Mona Mahmoud, Khalid al-Ansary, Hosham Hussein, and Eric Schmitt, “Bomb Rips Through Baghdad Market, Killing Dozens,” The New York Times, July 1, 2006.
“Sunni group claims deadly anti-Shi i Iraq attack: Internet,” Agence France Presse, July 1, 2006.