Incident Summary:

12/30/2009: On Wednesday morning, at about 0700, in the Mansur district of Baghdad, Iraq, armed men in a car fired upon the car of Mohammed Salih Ahmed, a director general at the Ministry of Interior. Ahmend, his driver, and his son were injured and the vehicle damaged. The Supreme Command for Jihad and Liberation (SCJL) claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The attack took place in the Mansur district of Baghdad, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Iraqi Ministry of Interior
Specific Description Mohammed Salih Ahmed, a director general at the Ministry of Interior
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms 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 Claimed Responsibility
Supreme Command for Jihad and Liberation (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, “Two Government Employees, One Civilian Wounded in Armed Attack by SCJL in Baghdad, Iraq,” Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 27, 2010.
McClatchy Newspapers, “Round-up of Daily Violence in iraq - Wednesday 30 December 2009,” (December 30, 2009).