Incident Summary:

06/17/2008: On Tuesday, 63 people were killed and 75 were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Hurriyah neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq. The blast ripped through a garage and a bus stop, hitting an outdoor market and apartments. No group claimed responsibility for the blast.

GTD ID:
200806170003

When:
2008-06-17

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
A car bomb exploded in Hurriyah neighborhood in Baghdad, 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 Civilians
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
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 63 Fatalities / 75 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 63
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
Sources
"Hussein Kadhim, "Round-up of Daily Violence - Wednesday 18 June 2008," McClatchy Newspapers, http://www.mcclatchydc.com/212/story/41441.html."
"Jomana Karadsheh, "Car Bomb Kills at Least 51 Iraqis, Official Says," CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/06/17/iraq.main/index.html."
"Voices of Iraq, "Toll From Baghdad Car Bombing Rises to 129 Casualties," Voices of Iraq, http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=82793&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1&ALStart=200."