Incident Summary:

07/24/2007: At least 32 Iraqis were killed and more than 117 others wounded when a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside a hospital in central Hillah in the Babil Governorate of Iraq. No claim of responsibility was issued.

GTD ID:
200707240002

When:
2007-07-24

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Hillah

Location Details:
60 miles south of Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Iraqi civilians in Hillah, Iraq
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 33 Fatalities / 117 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 33
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 117
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At least 32 Iraqis killed, 70 wounded in Hillah attack,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 24, 2007."
Steven Hurst, “Suicide car bomber strikes major Shi i city in southern Iraq, killing at least 20,” The Associated Press, July 24, 2007.