Incident Summary:

05/29/2007: Twenty-five civilians were killed and 75 wounded in a car bomb attack targeting the al-Imma Husseiniya, a Shi i prayer hall in the Amil neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. No one has taken responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Baghdad

Location Details:
Shi i prayer hall in Amil neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Shi i prayer hall
Specific Description al-Imma Husseiniya
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information The car bomb was detonated near the prayer all in a parked vehicle.
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 25 Fatalities / 75 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 75
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Car bomb at Baghdad Shi i mosque kills 21,” Agence France Presse, May 29, 2007.
“2ND ROUNDUP: Baghdad bombings kill nearly 50,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 29, 2007.
“Xinhua Told: Death Toll From Car Bombing in Baghdad Market Rises To 22,” Beijing Xinhua, May 29, 2007.