Incident Summary:

02/10/2008: A suicide bomber detonated his car near a checkpoint in Balad near Baghdad, killing 23 and wounding 40. Although they haven’t claimed responsibility, Al Qaeda is strongly suspected.

GTD ID:
200802100001

When:
2008-02-10

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Near Balad

Location Details:
Outside of Balad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 23 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 23
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Ian Fisher, “Bomb kills 23 Iraqis in attack on checkpoint; Gates visits Baghdad to meet with Petraeus,” The International Herald Tribune, Feb 11, 2008.
Ian Fisher, “Bombing Kills 23 in Iraq As Defense Secretary Visits,” The New York Times, Feb 11, 2008.
“Iraq blast kills 23,” Daily Record, Feb 11, 2008.