Incident Summary:

03/06/2007: Two suicide bombings killed at least 90 Shi i pilgrims and wounded over 200 in Al Hillah, Babil, Iraq when two attackers wearing explosive belts blew themselves up near crowds travelling to Karbala. The Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200703060002

When:
2007-03-06

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 Shi i pilgrims
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Iraq
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 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
Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 92 Fatalities / 200 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 92
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 200
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“IRAQ TWO SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL 90, INJURE 200 AT Shi i GATHERING,” BBC, March 6, 2007.
“118 Shi i Pilgrims Killed in Iraq Attacks; Violence Comes Day After 9 GIs Died in Blasts,” Washington Post, March 7, 2007.
“Al-Sharqiyah Reports on Security, Political Developments in Iraq 6 Mar,” Al-Sharqiyah Television, March 6, 2007.