Incident Summary:

06/24/2009: On Wednesday, unknown assailants set a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device near a shopping center in Sadr city, Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, that detonated and killed at least 55 people and injured 116 others. No damages or claim of responsibility have been reported.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The attack occurred near a shopping center in Sadr City, Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.

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 Assailants targeted a shopping center in Sadr City, Baghdad.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
A vehicle-borne 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 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 55 Fatalities / 116 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 55
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 116
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Press TV, "Bomb Blast in Iraqi Market Kills 55,"§ionid=351020201 (June 24, 2009).
Aswat al Iraq, "Sadr Blast Toll on The Rise; 55 Killed, 116 Wounded," (June 24, 2009).
McClatchy Newspapers, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Thursday 25 June 2009," (June 25, 2009).