Incident Summary:

"06/13/2012: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near a commercial compound in southern Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. At least nine people were killed and another 21 injured in the blast. This was one of 28 coordinated attacks on the same day across the country. Al-Qa'ida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the incidents, stating that the attacks were part of a "blessed Wednesday invasion" targeting Shiites."




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in Iraq Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Al-Qaida claims wave of Iraq bombs that killed 72," Associated Press Online, June 16, 2012."
"Bomb Attacks Around Iraq Target Shiites, Killing Dozens," The New York Times, June 14, 2012."
"'Despicable' bombings kill dozens in Iraq," CNN Wire, June 13, 2012."