Incident Summary:

02/18/2007: 2 car bombs (not suicide bombs) exploded in an outdoor market in the mostly Shi i district of Baghdad, Iraq. 56 people were killed and 127 were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200702180001

When:
2007-02-18

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 Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the Shi i area in Baghdad
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Two car bombs
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 56 Fatalities / 127 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 56
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 127
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Brian Murphy, “Twin car bombs kill 56 in deadliest attack since Baghdad security sweep began,” The Associated Press, February 18, 2007.
Liz Sly, “Bombings shatter relative calm in Baghdad neighborhood,” Chicago Tribune, February 18, 2007.
“Baghdad bombings kill 60 in first blow to security plan,” AFX.COM, February 18, 2007.