Incident Summary:

10/23/2008: On Thursday, a suicide car bomber drove his vehicle into the convoy of Mahmoud Jawad Al Radhi, the minister of labor, in the Bab al- Sharji area in central Baghdad, Iraq, killing 11 and wounded 22 others. The blast also destroyed two of the convoy's vehicles and a police vehicle as well as damaged three civilian cars. Al Radhi was not in the convoy during the attack. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200810230009

When:
2008-10-23

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The attack took place in the Bab al- Sharji area in central Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Iraqi Government
Specific Description The convoy of Mahmoud Jawad Al Radhi, the minister of labor,
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 suicide car 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
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
Sources
"Xinhua News Agency, "Up To 11 Killed, 22 Wounded in Baghdad Suicide Car Bombing," World News Connection, Xinhua News Agency, October 23, 2008."
"Xinhua News Agency, "Nine Killed in Suicide Car Bombing on Iraqi Minister Convoy," World News Connection, Xinhua News Agency, October 23, 2008."
"Katherine Zoepf, "Suicide Car Bomber Kills 11 in Attack on Iraqi Official," New York Times, October 24, 2008."