Incident Summary:

08/03/2008: On Saturday, a mini-bus packed with explosives detonated near the passport office on Magreb Street in northeastern Baghdad, killing 12 people and wounding 23. No claim of responsibility has been reported.

GTD ID:
200808030003

When:
2008-08-03

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The attack took place in northeastern Baghdad near a passport office.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target of the attack was a passport office.
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 mini-bus packed with explosives 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 12 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Lexis Nexis, "Twelve Killed in Baghdad Bomb Blasts," Agence France Presse, August 3, 2008."
"Cable news Network, "Dozens Killed, Injured in Iraq Bombings," CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/08/03/iraq.main/index.html."