Incident Summary:

08/16/2008: On Saturday, nine civilians were killed and 40 others wounded when a car bomb ripped through the parking lot of a bus station in the city of Balad. No claim of responsibility has been reported.

GTD ID:
200808160009

When:
2008-08-16

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Balad

Location Details:
The attack occurred in the parking lot of a bus station in the city of Balad.

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 9 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Aswat Al Iraq, "Car Bomb in Central Balad Leaves 49 Casualties," Voices of Iraq, http://66.111.34.180/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=89557&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1&ALStart=40."