Incident Summary:

04/24/2009: On Friday around 1200 noon, two female suicide bombers struck worshippers outside a heavily guarded Shiite shrine in Baghdad, killing at least 66 people and wounding at least 127 people, including 80 Iranian pilgrims. No claim of responsibility has been reported.

GTD ID:
200904240004

When:
2009-04-24

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The attack took place in Baghdad, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description The assailants targeted worshippers at a Shiite Shrine.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 66 Fatalities / 127 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 66
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 127
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Sixty Six Civilians, Five Children Killed, One Hundred Twenty Seven Civilians Including Children Wounded in multiple Suicide Improvised Explosive Device Attack by Suspected ISI in Baghdad, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (December 28, 2009)."
"The Washington Post, "Two Blasts In Iraq Aimed At Shiites," LexisNexis Academic, The Washington Post, April 25, 2009."
"The Washington Post, "Two Blasts In Iraq Aimed At Shiites," LexisNexis Academic, The Washington Post, April 25, 2009."