Incident Summary:

08/14/2008: On Thursday, two female suicide bombers detonated their bombs among a group of pilgrims resting on the side of the road in Iskandariyah, Babil, Iraq, killing 23 civilians and wounding 76 others. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred near a residential complex in Al Iskandariyah.

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 Shiite pilgrims 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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two suicide bombers were 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
Additional Information The available sources listed the fatalities for these attacks from 20 to 26, so these have been averaged in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 76 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 76
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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