Incident Summary:

01/12/2009: On Monday morning at 900, in Karradah neighborhood near Kahramana square, in Baghdad, Iraq, a roadside bomb attached to a vehicle at the entrance of a market and near a mobile police patrol exploded, killing one civilian and injuring four police and two civilians. One police vehicle and several shops were damaged. The motive was political in nature and the Islamic Army in Iraq claimed responsibility.




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Location Details:
The attack took place in Karradah district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Baghdad law enforcement.
Specific Description The mobile police patrol was the target.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians were the target.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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
Additional Information The most recent available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from zero to one, and the injuries for this attack from three to six, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 1 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
McClatchy Newspaper, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq-Monday 12 January 2008," McClatchy, January 12, 2009,
Bahrain News Agency, "Ten Killed and Twelve Injured in Iraq Bombings," Bahrain News Agency, January 12, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Killed, Four Police Officers Wounded in IED Attack by IAI in Baghdad, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (December 08, 2009).