Incident Summary:

04/04/2008: On Friday, a suicide bomber wearing an explosives-filled vest killed 15 people and wounded 27 others at a funeral in Sed Himreen village, Khanaqeen district, 97 km to the east of Baquba, near the town of Hamrin, Diyala province, Iraq. The bomber struck as people gathered at the cemetery for the funeral of a policemen who had been killed on 04/03/2008. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200804040005

When:
2008-04-04

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Near Khanaqin

Location Details:
The suicide bombing attack took place at a cemetery in Sed Himreen village, Khanaqeen district, 97 km to the east of Baquba near the town of Hamrin, Diyala province, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Iraqi citizens attending a funeral procession for a deceased Iraqi policeman
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber wearing an explosives-filled vest was used in the bombing attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The available sources listed the fatalities for this attack cumulatively as 45, and the injuries cumulatively as 82, so these figures have been distributed evenly for these cases in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 15 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Agence France Presse, "Suicide Bomber Kills 20 at Iraq Funeral: Police," Lexis Nexis, Agence France Presse, April 4, 2008."
"Sahar Issa, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Friday 4 April 2008," McClatchy, April 4, 2008."
"Khaleej Times, "Suicide Bomber Kills Nine in Iraq’s Diyala," Khaleej Times, April 4, 2008."