Incident Summary:

05/01/2008: On Thursday evening, unknown assailants detonated two improvised explosive devices near a wedding procession in Al-Sayyan, Balad Ruz, Diyala, Iraq, killing 45 people, wounding 75 others and causing an unknown amount of property damage. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Balad Ruz

Location Details:
The attack took place in Balad Ruz, Diyala, Iraq.

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 Assailants targeted a civilian wedding.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two improvised explosive devices were 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 45 Fatalities / 75 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 45
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 75
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Voice of Iraq, "Diyala Wedding Twin Bombing Casualties up to 120," (May 02, 2008)."
"Al Basrah, Muhammad Abu Nasr, "Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 3 May 2008," (May 03, 2008)."
"BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Turkish jets Bomb Northern Iraq; US Jets bomb Al-Sadr City; Roundup," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Middle East, May 02, 2008."