Incident Summary:

4/15/2008: On Tuesday, a car bomb killed at least 42 people and wounded 80 others outside a courthouse in the central city of Baquba, Diyala, Iraq at approximately 1115. U.S. military blames al Qaeda for the bombing, although there were no claims of responsibility.

GTD ID:
200804150012

When:
2008-04-15

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Baqubah

Location Details:
A car bomb was parked right outside a courthouse.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description A courthouse was targeted.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description A bomb was attached to a car.
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A car bomb was parked outside a courthouse.
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
Al-Qaida in Iraq (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 42 Fatalities / 80 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 42
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 80
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Marwan Ibrahim, "Suicide Bomber Slaughters 51 Iraqi Mourners," Agence France-Presse, April 17, 2008."