Incident Summary:

06/22/2008: On Sunday, at 2030, ten people were killed and 24 were wounded when mortar rounds fell on Sahwa headquarters in Al Atheim north of Ba'quba, Diyala, Iraq. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Baqubah

Location Details:
The mortars fell on Sahwa headquarters in Al Atheim north of Ba'quba, Diyala, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Sahwa Council
Specific Description Sahwa headquarters in Al Atheim
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
An unknown number of mortar shells were 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 10 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"McClatchy Newspapers, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq, Monday 23 June 2008," McClatchy Newspapers,"
"Lexis Nexis, "Ten Sahwa Fighters Killed, 24 Wounded in Diyala," Voice of Iraq, June 23, 2008."