Incident Summary:

03/30/2007: Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Al-Shallal market in the Al-Sha’b area of Baghdad, Iraq, leading to the deaths of 72 people. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200703300002

When:
2007-03-30

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 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 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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 72 Fatalities / 130 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 72
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 130
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Death Toll Rises to 60 in Suicide Attack in Baghdad Market,” Xinhua General News Service, March 29, 2007.
“130 Killed in Al-Khalis, Al-Sha’b 29 Mar Bombinb; 190 in Tall Afar,’” Al-Sharqiyah Television, March 30, 2007.
“Multiple Bombings Kill at Least 107 in Carnage,” Xinhua General News Service, March 29, 2007.