Incident Summary:

03/18/2008: A car bomb carried out by unknown persons outside an electronics store in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, killed four and wounded at least 40 and destroyed a four story building.

GTD ID:
200803180011

When:
2008-03-18

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Mosul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Iraqi Civilians outside an electronics store
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?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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Death toll rises to 50 in Iraq bombing,” Qatar News Agency, March 18, 2008."
Qassim Abdul-Zahra, “' Sunnis boycott as Iraqi prime minister opens national reconciliation conference,” The Associated Press March 18, 2008.
"ROUNDUP: Three killed, 40 injured in blast in northern Iraq,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, March 18, 2008."