Incident Summary:

01/31/2004: A suicide car bomb detonated outside of a police station in Mosul, Iraq, killing nine people, including policemen and civilians, and wounding forty-five. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200401310003

When:
2004-01-31

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Mosul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Police station in Mosul
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 45 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 45
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Maher Chmaytelli, "Three US soldiers, four Palestinians, 11 Iraqis killed on eve of feast," Agence France Presse, January 31, 2004.
Barry Neild, "Three US soldiers, 10 Iraqis killed in attacks on eve of Muslim feast," Agence France Presse, January 31, 2004.