Incident Summary:

08/28/2007: Firefights between police and armed gunmen killed 27 people and injured over 147 during a pilgrimage in Karbala, Iraq. The perpetrator(s) were unidentified and there were no media accounts of any group claiming responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200708280022

When:
2007-08-28

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Karbala

City:
Karbala

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description People on a Pilgrimage
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 27 Fatalities / 147 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 27
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 147
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“AFP: Dozens killed in Firefights at Shi i Pilgrimage in Karbala, Iraq” AFP. August 28, 2007.