Incident Summary:

05/06/2008: On Tuesday, a car bomb planted by unknown militants went off outside al Khayarat restaurant in Tikrit, Salah ad Din province, Iraq, killing two civilians and wounding 26 people, including five Iraqi soldiers. At least 10 cars were burnt and nearby buildings were damaged from the bombing attack. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Tikrit

Location Details:
The bombing attack took place outside al Khayarat restaurant in Tikrit, Salah ad Din province, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Al Khayarat
Specific Description Al Khayarat restaurant
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A car bomb was used in the bombing 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
Additional Information The available sources listed the injuries for these attacks cumulatively as 51, so these figures have been distributed evenly for these cases in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 2 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Voice of Iraq, "Car Bomb Explosion Leaves 27 Casualties in Salah al Din," Voice of Iraq, May 6, 2008."
"Deutsche Presse-Agentur, "Two Killed, 26 Injured in Blast North of Baghdad," Lexis Nexis, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 6, 2008."