Incident Summary:

01/05/2009: On Monday morning at about 0900, in the Karradah district of Baghdad, Iraq, assailants detonated an improvised explosive device near a gasoline station on Nidhal Street, wounding four civilians but causing no damage. There was no motive reported and The Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI) claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The attack took place in the Al Nidal Street in downtown Baghdad.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description A gasoline station
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was 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
Islamic Army in Iraq (al-Jaish al-Islami fi al-Iraq) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Voice of Iraq, "4 Civilians Wounded in 4th Baghdad Explosion," (January 5, 2008)
Reuters, "Factbox - Security Developments in Iraq, Jan 5," (January 5, 2009)
National Counterterrorism Center, "Four Civilians Wounded in IED Attack by IAI in Baghdad, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (December 3, 2009).