Incident Summary:

09/16/2009: On Wednesday evening at around 1800, in the Al Karkh district of Baghdad, Iraq, assailants fired two rockets at the International (Green) Zone that landed in Abu Nawas Street, wounding two civilians. United States Vice President Joseph Biden had just concluded a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki prior to this attack. There was no damage or motive reported and the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq/Islamic Shiite Resistance (AAH) claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place on Abu Nawas Street of the Al Karkh district in Baghdad.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity Iraqi Government
Specific Description The Green Zone
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two rockets were 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq Islamic Shiite Resistance in Iraq Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
McClatchy Newspapers, "Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Wednesday 16 September 2009," (September 16, 2009).
National Counterterrorism Center, "Two Civilians Wounded in Rocket Attack by AAH in Baghdad, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 15, 2010.