Incident Summary:

01/19/2008: Unknown perpetrators fired a rocket into a market full of Ashura worshippers in Tal Afar, Iraq. The attack killed seven people and wounded twenty more.

GTD ID:
200801190002

When:
2008-01-19

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Tal Afar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Market
Specific Description Civilians
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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 Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
Jacques Charmelot, “Blood and violence as millions mark Ashura in Iraq,” Agence France Presse – English, January 19, 2008.
Sameer N. Yacoub, “9 killed in attacks on Iraqi worshippers during Shiite holiday,” The Associated Press, January 19, 2008.
Steven R. Hurst, “Shiites head home from Iraqi festival after a relatively peaceful Ashoura,” The Associated Press, January 19, 2008.