Incident Summary:

08/17/2008: On Sunday, at 1930, 15 people were killed and 30 were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Abu Hanifa Mosque near a crowded outdoor market in Ad Hamiya, Baghdad, Iraq. At least six of those killed were U.S.-backed Sunni Arab fighters. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred near the Abu Hanifa Mosque near a crowded outdoor market in Ad Hamiya, Baghdad, Iraq.

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
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
A suicide 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 16 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Lexis Nexis, "Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in Baghdad Sunni Bastion," Agence France Presse, August 17, 2008."