Incident Summary:

12/30/2010: On Thursday, in al-Aalam neighborhood in the al-Sidiya area of Baghdad city, Baghdad province, Iraq, unknown militants detonated an improvised explosive device and injured three Christian civilians. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in al-Aalam neighborhood in the al-Sidiya 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 Christian civilians
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 / 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
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).
Jane's Intelligence, "Bomb Attacks Wound Six Civilians in Iraqi Capital," Terrorism Watch Report, Voices of Iraq, December 31, 2010.