Incident Summary:

12/30/2010: On Thursday, in Mechanik neighborhood in the al-Doura area of Baghdad city, Baghdad province, Iraq, unknown assailants detonated an improvised explosive device that was placed inside the house of a Christian family. Four civilians were wounded in the blast. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The attack took place in Mechanik neighborhood in the al-Doura area of Baghdad city, Baghdad province, Iraq.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A Christian home
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An 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 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Voice of Iraq, "Nine Christians Wounded in Attacks in Baghdad," (December 31, 2010).
Voice of Iraq, "One Dead, 10 Wounded in Attacks on Christians in Baghdad," (December 31, 2010).