Incident Summary:

12/24/2009: On Thursday a little after 1330, a car bomb parked at the site of a previous bombing went off after Iraqi security forces and onlookers gathered at a parking lot near a bus and taxi terminal in central Al Hillah, Iraq. Meanwhile, three explosive experts were trying to defuse a roadside IED. The car bomb, which was nearby, went off, detonating the roadside bomb as well. The total casualties of this bombing were 25 deaths, including 14 policemen, and 105 wounded, including 35 policemen. Naama al Bakri, a senior member of the ruling Dawaa Party was among the murdered. Commander of anti-explosive department Colonel Taleb al-Shemri and two of his aides were among those injured. No monetary damage was reported. No group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in a bus and taxi terminal in al Hillah, Babil, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The targets were civilians.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack. A vehicle-born 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 105 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 105
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Press TV, "Two Dozen Killed in Blasts Across Iraq,"§ionid=351020201 (December 24, 2009)."
"Xinhua News Agency, "Nine Killed, 70 Injured in Twin Bombing South of Baghdad," World News Connection, Xinhua News Agency, December 24, 2009."
"Reuters, "Bombs Kill at Least Five South of Baghdad-Official," (December 24h, 2009)."