Incident Summary:

06/26/2008: On Thursday, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a meeting of tribes and the Sahwa Council in Al Karama district, east of Fallujah, Al Anbar, Iraq. Twenty people were killed and 17 others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar


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 (Awakening) Council members
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide bombe blew himself up 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 21 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Voice of Iraq, "Suicide Bomber Kills 15, Injures 17 Near Falluja," Voice of Iraq,"
"MSNBC, "3 Marines Killed in Attack on Iraq Officials," MSNBC,"