Incident Summary:

12/12/2007: Three cars detonated within minutes of each other in the Dijla thoroughfare in central Amarah, Iraq, immediately killing 42 and wounding 125. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200712120007

When:
2007-12-12

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Maysan

City:
Amarah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Parking lot and thorough fare
Specific Description People driving and walking
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Additional Information The bombs went off within minutes of each other; the latter after more people were gathered to examine the damage of the former.
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 42 Fatalities / 125 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 42
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 125
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Xinhua: Car bomb kills at least 5 people in eastern Baghdad” Xinhua. December 12, 2007.
“BBC Monitoring Iraq Briefing 1600 GMT 12 Dec. 2007”. BBC Monitoring. December 12, 2007.