Incident Summary:

07/16/2008: On Wednesday, sixteen people have been killed and up to 94 injured in a car bomb attack at a market in northern Tall Afar. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Tal Afar

Location Details:
The attack took place in a market in Tall Afar.

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 were the target in the attack.
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 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 16 Fatalities / 94 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 94
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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