Incident Summary:

01/16/2007: Two car bombs detonated near Al-Mustansriya University in Baghdad, Iraq where students and college employees were waiting for rides home. The attack killed at least 65 people and wounded 132. One report claimed that a suicide bomber also struck survivors fleeing the scene. No claim of responsibility was issued.

GTD ID:
200701160001

When:
2007-01-16

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
Attack occurred near Al-Mustansriya University

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Iraqi University students and employees
Specific Description Al-Mustansriya university
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Iraqi University students and employees
Specific Description Al-Mustansriya university
Nationality of Target
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
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 65 Fatalities / 123 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 65
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 123
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Roundup: Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 103,” Xinhua, January 16, 2007."
Kim Gamel, “Bomb Blasts in Baghdad Leave 89 Dead,” The Associated Press, January 16, 2007.