Incident Summary:

02/20/2007: A bomb ripped through a tanker carrying chlorine gas in Baghdad, Iraq. Nine people were killed and more than 150 were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200702200002

When:
2007-02-20

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
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bomb ripped through a tanker carrying chlorine gas
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 9 Fatalities / 150 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 150
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Bomb destroys chlorine gas tanker in Iraq, killing nine,” Inside Bay Area (California), February 21, 2007.
“Xinhua 'Told': Car Bomb Hits Petrol Station in Southern Baghdad, Killing Five,” Beijing Xinhua in English, February 20, 2007.
Brian Murphy, “Bomb destroys chlorine gas tanker in Iraq; nine killed and hospitals flooded,” The Associated Press, February 21, 2007.