Incident Summary:

06/19/2007: A truck bomber attacked a revered Shi i shrine in the heart of Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday, killing at least 78 people and wounding more than 200. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200706190002

When:
2007-06-19

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: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Shi i shrine
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 79 Fatalities / 200 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 79
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 200
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"As US Launches Major Offensive In Iraq, Bombers Hit Shi i Mosque," June 20, 2007"