Incident Summary:

06/08/2008: On Sunday, four civilians were killed and 23 others were wounded in a bomb attack outside a police recruitment centre in Nusur Square in Al Yarmuk district in Baghdad, Iraq. No group claimed responsibility for the blast.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Baghdad

Location Details:
The attack took place outside a police recruitment centre in Nusur Square in Al Yarmuk district in Baghdad, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description A police recruitment center
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An unknown explosive type 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
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 / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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