Incident Summary:

08/10/2008: On Sunday, a suicide bomber blew up a car bomb near Al Asayesh police department in downtown Khanaqin, killing two civilians and wounding 22 others. No claim of responsibility has been reported.

GTD ID:
200808100018

When:
2008-08-10

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Khanaqin

Location Details:
The attack took place near the Al Asayesh police department in downtown Khanaqin

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 suicide car bomber was used 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) 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 3 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Yahoo News, "One U.S. Soldier, 14 Others, Killed in Iraq Bomb Attacks," Yahoo News, http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080810/wl_mideast_afp/iraqunr est_080810193006."
"Lexis Nexis, "Khanaqin Car Bomb Leaves 22 Casualties," Aswat Al Iraq, August 10, 2008."