Incident Summary:

07/18/2007: Eighty people were killed when a suicide truck bomb detonated in Kirkuk, Iraq. The attack, which damaged the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, took place in a busy commercial area. Another 183 people were wounded. No claim of responsibility was issued.

GTD ID:
200707180001

When:
2007-07-18

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kirkuk

City:
Kirkuk

Location Details:
The headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan

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 Iraqi civilians in Kirkuk
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 80 Fatalities / 183 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 80
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 183
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Triple Bombing Deadliest attack yet in Kirkuk; 80 die in Iraq blasts” The Advertiser (Australia), July 18, 2007."
"Sadr bloc to return to its seats in Parliament; Group walked out after mosque attack,” The International Herald Tribune, July 18, 2007."