Incident Summary:

12/07/2008: On Sunday, in Baquba, Diyala, Iraq, an explosive device placed in a market exploded, targeting the mayor of Baquba. The blast killed three people and injured the mayor and General Raghem al-Omairi, head of military operations in the city. Two journalists from local television channel Dijla were also injured, along with eight policemen, six anti-Qaeda militiamen and 25 civilians. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Ba'quba.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description The mayor of Ba'quba
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were used in the attack.
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 3 Fatalities / 43 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 43
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Deutsche Presse-Agentur, "Baquba mayor, 42 Iraqis injured in explosion," LexisNexis Academic, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, December 07, 2008."
"Agence France Presse / AFP, "Iraqi mayor among 34 hurt by roadside bomb," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse / AFP, December 08, 2008."