Incident Summary:

05/27/2008: On Tuesday, a car rigged with explosives went off amid a market in al-Khadraa neighborhood in Tall 'Afar, Ninawa, Iraq. Three to four people were killed and 27 to 46 more injured. Five policemen were among the wounded. There were no claims of responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Tal Afar

Location Details:
The attack took place in a market in al-Khadraa neighborhood in Tall 'Afar.

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 A market in Tall 'Afar
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 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
Additional Information The available sources listed the fatalities for these attacks cumulatively as 4, and the injuries for these attacks cumulatively as 36, 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 4 Fatalities / 37 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 37
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ninewa - Voices of Iraq, "Car Bomb Kills Three, Injures 27 in Talafar," Aswat al Iraq,"
"Aseel Kami and Tim Cocks, "Factbox - Security Developments in Iraq, May 27," Reuters, May 27, 2008."