Incident Summary:

4/15/2008: Thirteen people were killed and 20 others were injured when a suicide bomber driving a motorcycle entered the Sahl al-Akhdar restaurant and detonated his explosive vest at 1230. The restaurant is located in al Kin al Karama, northwest of Ramadi city in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Three off-duty policeman were killed, including two children, and the roof of the restaurant was destroyed. No one claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
200804150002

When:
2008-04-15

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Ramadi

Location Details:
The attack took place in the Sahl al-Akhdar restaurant.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Sahl al-Akhdar
Specific Description The Sahl al-Akhdar restraunt
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
The suicide bomber was wearing an explosive vest.
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 13 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Khaleej Times, "Bombings Kill Nearly 60 in Sunni Areas of Iraq," Khaleej Times, http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2008/April/focusoniraq_April132.xml§ion=focusoniraq&col="
"Alissa J. Rubin, "Bombs Kill Scores in Four Cities Across Iraq," The International Herald Tribune, April 16, 2008."
"Laith Hammoudi, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 15 April 2008," McClatchy Newspapers, http://www.mcclatchydc.com/212/story/33729.html"