Incident Summary:

08/10/2006: A suicide bomb exploded in a market near the Ali Bin-Abi Talib Shrine in Holy Al-Najaf south of Baghdad, Iraq. 35 were killed and 122 were injured. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200608100001

When:
2006-08-10

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Najaf

City:
Najaf

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Religious facility
Specific Description Imman Ali mosque
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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 Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 35 Fatalities / 122 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 35
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 122
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Suicide bomb kills 33 Iraqis in market near holiest Shi i shrine,” The Australian, August 11, 2006.
Oliver Poole, “Suicide bomber kills 35 at shrine,” The Daily Telegraph, August 11, 2006.
“Iraq: 42 Killed, 24 Wounded in Al-Najaf Suicide Bombing,” Baghdad Al-Sharqiyah Television, August 10, 2006.