Incident Summary:

02/01/2007: Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Hilla market in Iraq killing almost sixty innocent people. The perpetrators of this incident were unknown and no group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200702010001

When:
2007-02-01

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Hillah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Hilla Market Place
Specific Description shoppers
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 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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 57 Fatalities / 150 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 57
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 150
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Xinhua: Twin Suicide Bombings Kill 57, Wound 150 in Iraq’s Southern City Hilla” Xinhua. February 1, 2007.
“Program Summary: Doha Al-Jazirah SAT TV 1800 GMT 01 Feb 2007” Al-Jazirah. February 1, 2007.