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.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar


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
Ransom 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
Laith Hammoudi, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 15 April 2008," McClatchy Newspapers,
Alissa J. Rubin, "Bombs Kill Scores in Four Cities Across Iraq," The International Herald Tribune, April 16, 2008.
Khaleej Times, "Bombings Kill Nearly 60 in Sunni Areas of Iraq," Khaleej Times,§ion=focusoniraq&col=