Incident Summary:

02/11/2009: On Wednesday, at around 1200, in the Mansur district of Baghdad, Iraq, assailants detonated a magnetic improvised explosive device attached to the car of a government employee in the western Yarmuk neighborhood, wounding a civilian passerby and damaging the car. There was no motive reported and the Supreme Command for Jihad and Liberation claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The attack took place in the Yarmuk neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description A government employee's car
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A magnetic 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
Supreme Command for Jihad and Liberation Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
McClatchy Newspapers, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009," (February 11, 2009)
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Wounded in IED Attack by SCJL in Baghdad, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (December 16, 2009).