Incident Summary:

03/11/2008: Sixteen Iraqi civilians were wounded and 22 others were injured as roadside bomb struck the bus they were travelling on. The bus was travelling from Najaf to Basra when it was hit. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200803110004

When:
2008-03-11

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Basra

City:
Basra

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Iraqi civilians onboard the minibus.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 16 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Jay Deshmukh, "39 killed as Iraq and US ponder future American role," Agence France Presse, March 11, 2008."
"Bradley Brooks, "Dozens killed across Iraq in sporadic violence; 3 more US soldiers die," The Associated Press, March 12, 2008."
"Rocket attack in Iraq kills 3 U.S. soldiers," Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2008."