Incident Summary:

03/23/2008: An unknown suicide bomber in a truck crashed into a barrier of armored vehicles in front of an Iraqi Army base setting off the explosives inside the truck and killing 12 soldiers and wounding 42 other soldiers and civilians in the Al-Hermat (Haramat) neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq. Another source indicates there were 10 deaths and 30 injured.

GTD ID:
200803230008

When:
2008-03-23

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: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Army
Specific Description Iraqi Army Base
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?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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 42 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 42
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bomber kills 10 Iraqi soldiers,” Agence France Presse, March 23, 2008."
Erica Goode, “13 Iraqis Killed by Shells Fired at the Green Zone,” The New York Times, March 24, 2008.