Incident Summary:

08/14/2007: A suicide bomber drove his truck onto a canal bridge in Baghdad, Iraq, killing ten and injuring six. The blast sent three small buses, a truck, and cars plunging into the water. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200708140001

When:
2007-08-14

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: Transportation
Name of Entity Bridge in Baghdad
Specific Description key bridge linking Baghdad w/northern governorates
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“20 Yazidis killed in three suicide attacks; 10 killed, key bridge destroyed in suicide bombing north of capital,” Associated Press Worldstream, August 14, 2007.
“Suicide Truck Bomb on Baghdad Bridge Kills at Least 10,” Xinhua, August 14, 2007.