Incident Summary:

09/17/2008: On Wednesday morning at about 1120, unknown assailants detonated two improvised explosive devices two minutes apart near the al-Jibji Hospital in the central Al Harithiyah neighborhood of the Al Karkh district in Baghdad, Baghdad province, Iraq. The bombing attacks killed eight civilians, wounded 25 others, and caused an unknown amount of damage to one vehicle. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200809170013

When:
2008-09-17

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The bombing attacks took place near the al-Jibji Hospital in the central Al Harithiyah neighborhood of the Al Karkh district in Baghdad, Baghdad province, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity al-Jibji Hospital
Specific Description The al-Jibji Hospital was targeted
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
Unknown explosives placed in two vehicles were used in the bombing attacks.
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 8 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, "8 Civilians Killed, 25 Others Wounded in Multiple IED Attack in Baghdad, Iraq," National Counterterrorism Center, August 29, 2009."
"AdnKronos, "Iraq: Bomb Attacks Claim Several Victims in Baghdad," September 17, 2008, http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=1.0.2491690349."
"Voice of Iraq, "2 Car Bomb Attacks Leave 25 Casualties in Baghdad," Lexis Nexis, Aswat al-Iraq, September 17, 2008."