Incident Summary:

03/13/2008: Eighteen people were killed and dozens more wounded as a parked car exploded in a commercial district of central Baghdad, Iraq. The car bomb exploded off a bridge in Tahrir Square, a district of clothing shops, adjacent to the heavily fortified Green Zone. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.

GTD ID:
200803130001

When:
2008-03-13

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 Civilians
Specific Description Iraqi civilians.
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 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 28 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 28
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Ryan Lenz, "Parked car bomb kills 18, wounds 57, in central Baghdad," The Associated Press, March 13, 2008."