Incident Summary:

07/27/2006: In a coordinated attack, two mortar shells exploded in an investment bank and row of stores, and a car-bomb exploded minutes later in a gas-station, destroying nearby shops in the Karrada (District), Baghdad, Iraq. The mortars were suspected to be launched from the Sunni Al-Dura district to the majority Shi i area, where at least twenty-seven people were killed and forty-seven injured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Baghdad

Location Details:
Karrada (District)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 31 Fatalities / 150 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 31
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 150
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Robert H. Reid, 'Rocket and mortar barrage rains down on upscale Shi i area, killing 31," Associated Press Worldstream, July 27, 2006."
"Baghdad car bomb, mortar attacks kill 25 civilians," Agence France Presse, July 27, 2006."
Ammar Karim, “Bombs batter Baghdad as PM ends US visit,” Agence France Presse, July 27, 2006.