Incident Summary:

03/27/2007: In one of two truck bombings carried out by suspected Sunni militants in Tal Afar, Iraq, 152 people were killed and 347 were wounded when a truck containing flour exploded near a wholesale market on the city's north side. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Tal Afar

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 Random Citizens
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A truck packed with TNT was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The bombing set off a wave of reprisals by Shi i policemen and others that left another 47 people dead.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 153 Fatalities / 347 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 153
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 347
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Alissa J. Rubin, “Iraq Says Truck Bomb in North Killed 152,” New York Times, April 1, 2007.