Incident Summary:

07/23/2006: Thirty four Iraqi civilians were killed and seventy three wounded when a Shi i suicide bomber suspected from the group Mahdi Army, exploded a Kia minibus at the entrance of the Jameelah market in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. The attack was suspected to be aimed at Sunni civilians. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




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: Government (General)
Name of Entity Iraqi National Government
Specific Description Municipal government building
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
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/Bombs/Dynamite 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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 34 Fatalities / 73 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 34
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 73
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Ryan Lenz, "Suicide car bomber kills 33 in eastern Baghdad neighborhood, police say," The Associated Press, July 23, 2006 .
"Bombs rock Kirkuk, Baghdad," The Bismarck Tribune, July 24, 2006.
Tom Lasseter and Mohammed Al Awsy, "Car bombings kill 60 as Iraq violence persists, Buffalo News, July 24, 2006