Incident Summary:

12/12/2006: A suicide bomber blew his vehicle up in a crowded square in central Baghdad, Iraq, killing 45 people and wounding 148 others at about 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) in Tayaran Square where hundreds of day laborers were waiting for jobs. Gunfire sounded immediately after the blast. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200612120004

When:
2006-12-12

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Public Square
Specific Description Al-Tayaran Square
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 46 Fatalities / 148 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 46
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 148
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
1st LD: Suicide Car Bomber Kills 45, Wounds 148 in Central Baghdad, Xinhua, December 12, 2006.