Incident Summary:

02/03/2010: On Wednesday, seven kilometers southeast of Karbala in a town called Twereej a parked car bomb exploded, killing 21 pilgrims and injuring another 128. No claim of responsibility has been made and it is unknown if this attack caused any property damage.

GTD ID:
200902030003

When:
2009-02-03

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Karbala

City:
Near Karbala

Location Details:
The bombing occurred in the center of Twereej, a town rich in symbolism regarding the Arbaeen pilgrimage, seven kilometers southeast of Karbala.

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 Shite pilgrims were the target in this attack.
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 Vehicle
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 128 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 128
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"japantoday.com (Japan), "Bomb Kills 20 Shiite Pilgrims, Injures More Than 100 in Karbala," japantoday.com (Japan), February 03, 2010"
"japantoday.com (Japan), "Bomb Kills 20 Shiite Pilgrims, Injures More Than 100 in Karbala," japantoday.com (Japan), February 03, 2010"
"japantoday.com (Japan), "Bomb Kills 20 Shiite Pilgrims, Injures More Than 100 in Karbala," japantoday.com (Japan), February 03, 2010"