Incident Summary:

06/14/2008: On Saturday, at 1700, a female suicide bomber blew herself up near a cafe in Qara Taba, Diyala, Iraq. The blast injured 39 people, including ten border guards, three policemen and three Asayish members of the Kurdistan security forces. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Qara Tapa

Location Details:
The blast occurred near a cafe in Qara Taba, Diyala, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians at a café
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Law Enforcement
Specific Description Various police members were targeted.
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 39 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 39
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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