Incident Summary:

03/03/2008: At least 16 people were killed and 46 others were wounded as a bomb struck an army patrol located in a parked car in the Bab al-Muadham area of Baghdad, Iraq. The attack was just ahead a visit from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200803030007

When:
2008-03-03

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: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Army
Specific Description Iraqi military patrol
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Iraqi 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 Vehicle
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 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 46 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 46
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Iraq bombs kills 16 despite security for Iran visit," Suna News Agency, March 3, 2008."