Incident Summary:

04/09/2008: On Wednesday morning, in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, a missile was fired at the area and landed on a number of houses in section 26, killing five people and wounding 22 others. The attack damaged several houses and properties, but no motive was reported and no group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200804090032

When:
2008-04-09

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The attack took place in Section 26 of Sadr City.

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 A community
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A missile was used in the attack.
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Voice of Iraq, "Missile Kills Five, Injures 22 in Sadr City," http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=75826&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1 (April 09, 2008)"