Incident Summary:

02/01/2008: Two bombs, attached to two mentally disabled women, were detonated in a crowded marketplace in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 90 people and injuring 130. Although it has not claimed responsibility for the attack, al-Qaida is suspected.

GTD ID:
200802010002

When:
2008-02-01

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Iraqi civilians
Specific Description Ghazil animal market
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 The bombing was performed in two stages. The first bomb was detonated at the market, followed 20 minutes later by the second.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in Iraq (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 90 Fatalities / 130 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 90
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 130
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Two remote control bombs kill 90,” Tehran IRNA, Feb 2, 2008.
“Death Toll Rises To 98 in Baghdad Friday Bombings,” Beijing Xinhua, Feb 2, 2008.