Incident Summary:

11/23/2006: Five car bombs exploded, three suicide bombs and two detonated in parked cars, and two mortars struck Sadr City, the Shi i slum in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 202 and injuring 257. The car bombs exploded at 15 minute intervals while the mortars struck at the same time. The car bombs struck Jamila market, al-Hay market and al-Shahidein Square, while the mortars landed in al-Shahidein Square and Mudhafar Square; there were no security forces present at the bombing sites. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.




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 Sadr City
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?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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 205 Fatalities / 257 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 205
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 257
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Baghdad Death Toll Rises to 202; Blast Kills 22 in North Iraq,” BBC Monitoring International Reports, November 24, 2006.
Steven R. Hurst, “Bombing Onslaught on Shi i Enclave in Baghdad Kills 161, Stepping Up Iraq’s Sectarian War,” The Associated Press, November 23, 2006.
“152 Killed in Baghdad Sadr City Bombing,” Agence France Presse, November 23, 2006.