Incident Summary:

10/01/2008: On Wednesday, a car bomb in a parking lot about 100 yards away from the shrine of Sayyid Mohammed exploded, killing four civilians and wounding 30 others, in Balad, Salah ad Din, Iraq. Dozens of cars were damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200810010001

When:
2008-10-01

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Balad

Location Details:
The car bomb was located in a parking garage about 100 yards from the shrine of Sayyid Mohammed in Balad, Salah ad Din, 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 car bomb was used in the explosion.
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 4 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"USA Today, "Iraqi officials: Car bomb north of Baghdad kills Three," USA Today, October 1, 2008."
"USA Today, "Iraqi officials: Car bomb north of Baghdad kills Three," USA Today, October 1, 2008."
"Deutsche Presse-Agentur, "Four Killed, 29 Injured in Explosion North of Baghdad," Lexis Nexis, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 1, 2008."