Incident Summary:

08/27/2008: On Wednesday afternoon, in the Malain district of western Tall 'Afar, Ninawa, Iraq, a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device near a group of civilians, wounding 22 civilians and damaging several shops. No group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Tal Afar

Location Details:
The attack took place in the Malain district of western Tall 'Afar, Ninawa, 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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device was used by a suicide bomber.
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 1 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Aswat al-Iraq, "14 Civilians Wounded in Third Suicide Car Bombing in Ninawa," Lexis Nexis Academic, Aswat al-Iraq, August 27, 2008."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "22 Civilians Wounded in Suicide VBIED Attack in Tall 'Afar, Ninawa, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (January 19, 2010)."