Incident Summary:

07/07/2007: The largest suicide bombing of the Iraq war to date was set off in the small village of Amerli in the Diyala Governorate of Iraq. Over 150 people were killed and 250 wounded in the truck bomb attack on the Turkomen village. Fifty homes were destroyed in the attack where many people were trapped beneath the rubble. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200707070001

When:
2007-07-07

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Near Amerli

Location Details:
Village market

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Amerli village market
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
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
Additional Information This was the worst suicide bomb in Iraq since the inception of the Iraq war in 2003. The most people were killed in this single bombing than any others
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 150 Fatalities / 250 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 150
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 250
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
Yahya Barzanji and Tuz Khurmatu, “150 die in suicide blast,” The Advertiser (Australia), July 9, 2007.
Stephen Farrell, “Death toll in north of Iraq reaches 150; Huge truck bomb decimates village,” The International Herald Tribune, July 9, 2007.
Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Ali Adeeb, “Truck Bomb Levels Section of Iraqi Village, Killing 105,” The New York Times, July 8, 2009.