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
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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.