Incident Summary:

09/30/2012: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle in Shula neighborhood of Kadhimiyah district, Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, one person was killed and four others were injured in the attack. This was one of 14 related attacks across Iraq on this day. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the incidents, stating that they were a result of the mistreatment of Sunni prisoners by the Shia government.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The event occurred in the Shula area of the city's district.

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 Shia Neighborhood
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Al-Qaeda group takes credit for Iraq attacks," Al Jazeera English, October 5, 2012.
"Police: 19 killed in blasts across Iraq," Associated Press Online, September 30, 2012.
"Iraq: 4 separate attacks kill 9 around Baghdad," Associated Press Online, September 30, 2012.