Incident Summary:

03/30/2007: Shortly after bombings in Tal Afar, Iraq, militias retaliated and stormed houses of the residents of Al-Wihdah neighborhood at night, detained them outside and executed them. The events lead to the deaths of 190 people and 40 kidnapped. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200703300001

When:
2007-03-30

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Tal Afar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Tal Afar
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 40
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 145 Fatalities / 170 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 145
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 170
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“130 Killed in Al-Khalis, Al-Sha’b 29 Mar Bombinb; 190 in Tall Afar,’” Al-Sharqiyah Television, March 30, 2007.