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 kills one, injures 20 at Iraq school,” Qatar News Agency, January 22, 2008.
“Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi school: police,” Agence France Presse – English, January 22, 2008.