Incident Summary:

11/12/2009: On Thursday, in Al Hillah, Babil, Iraq, assailants fired a Katyusha rocket at the United States Consulate building, resulting in no casualties or damage. Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq/Islamic Shiite Resistance (AAH) claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200911120001

When:
2009-11-12

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Hillah

Location Details:
The attack took place in Al Hillah.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity U.S. Consulate
Specific Description The United States Consulate building
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A Katyusha rocket 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 / 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
Sources
National Counterterrorism Center, "Consulate Targeted in Rocket Attack by Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq/Islamic Shiite Resistance in Al Hillah, Babil, Iraq," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 13, 2010.
BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Katyusha Rocket Falls Near US Consulate in Central Iraq," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Middle East, November 12, 2009.