Incident Summary:

04/09/2008: On Wednesday, a coordinated suicide VBIED bombing attack was carried out near a police check point in Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq, which detonated as bystanders came to the aid of injured police officers who were targeted in a suicide VBIED bombing attack that detonated just prior to the second attack. The second attack killed one civilian and wounded 25 others. A police truck has been destroyed and two nearby buildings caught fire as a result of the bombing attack. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Mosul

Location Details:
The suicide bombing attack took place near a police check point in Mosul, Nineveh 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 Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A VBIED 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
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 2 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sahar Issa, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Thursday 10 April 2008," McClatchy Newspaper, April 10, 2008.
Associated Press Worldstream, "Twin Car Bombs Kill 3 Policemen, 1 Civilian in Iraq's Northern City of Mosul," Lexis Nexis, Associated Press Worldstream, April 9, 2008.