Incident Summary:

06/30/2009: On Tuesday afternoon at about 1730, unknown assailants detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in a Kurdish outdoor vegetable market in the Shurjah district of northern Kirkuk, At Ta'mim, Iraq, killing 35 civilians, injuring 95 others including several children, and damaging 17 shops and houses. No group claimed responsibility, although the Islamic State of Iraq was suspected of perpetrating this attack.




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Location Details:
The bombing occurred at a Kurdish outdoor vegetable market in the Shurjah district of northern Kirkuk, At Ta'mim, 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 an outdoor Kurdish vegetable market.
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 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
Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 35 Fatalities / 95 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 35
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 95
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "Thirty-Five Civilians Including Children Killed, Ninety-Five Others Including Children Wounded in VBIED Attack by Suspected ISI in Kirkuk, At Ta'mim, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, November 17, 2009.
Press TV, "Iraqi Holiday Turns Bloody, 25 Die in Kirkuk Blast," (June 30, 2009).
Voice of Iraq, "Final Toll of Kirkuk Blast Reaches 125 - Medic," (June 30, 2009).