Incident Summary:

01/22/2008: An unknown suicide bomber blew himself up at a school in Baquba, Iraq. The attack killed one and injured twenty-one others.

GTD ID:
200801220001

When:
2008-01-22

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Baqubah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Iraqi School
Specific Description Al-Mutwra school
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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
Additional Information One article questions the perpetrators target saying that the school was next to the provincial governor's office and a municipal building.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
Sinan Salaheddin, “Iraq: Suicide bombing wounds 21 in front of school in Baqouba,” The Associated Press, January 22, 2008.
“Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi school: police,” Agence France Presse – English, January 22, 2008.
“Suicide bomber kills one, injures 20 at Iraq school,” Qatar News Agency, January 22, 2008.