Incident Summary:

04/18/2007: At least 127 people died and 148 were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Sadriyah market in Baghdad, Iraq where buses were picking up passengers. The U.S. military suspects that al-Qaida in Iraq was responsible for the attack that also damaged local shops and vehicles in the area. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Middle East & North Africa

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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 in Baghdad near Sadriyah market
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Local Shops
Specific Description Local shops in the vicinity of the bomb blast
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
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
Al-Qaida in Iraq (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 127 Fatalities / 148 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 127
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 148
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Kirk Semple, “Bombs Rip Through Baghdad in Wave of Attacks, Killing 171,” New York Times, April 19, 2007
Ahmed Rubaye, “Car Bomb Avalanche Slaughters 190 in Baghdad,” Agence France Press, April 18, 2007
“4 Bombings in Baghdad Kill at least 183, at least 233 Dead Nationwide,” Associated Press Worldstream, April 19, 2007