Incident Summary:

10/28/2009: On Wednesday night, in Al Hillah, Babil, Iraq, assailants fired four mortar rounds targeting the United States consulate located at the Babil Hotel, causing no casualties or damage. 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 at the United States consulate located at the Babil Hotel in Al Hilah, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United States Consulate
Specific Description The United States consulate
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Four mortar rounds 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 (suspected) Islamic Shiite Resistance in Iraq No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"National Counterterrorism Center, "US Consulate Targeted in Mortar Attack by AAH in Al Hillah, Babil, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 07, 2010."
"BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Al-Sharqiyah: Arab Socialist Ba'th Party Blames US, Iran for Baghdad Bombings," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Middle East, October 29, 2009."