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Unknown Group attacked Police target (Jan. 16, 2007, Iraq)

Incident Date: Jan. 16, 2007

Terrorist Organization(s): Unknown Group

City: Baghdad

Country/Area: Iraq

Region: Middle East / Persian Gulf

Target: Police

Tactic: Bombing

Suicide: Yes

Weapon: Explosives

Fatalities: 13

Injuries: 70

US Attack: No

US Fatalities: 0

US Injuries: 0

Attack Claimed: No

Coordinated: Yes

Description: Shortly after a bomb exploded in a Baghdad motorcycle market, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among police and first responders who had arrived at the scene of the attack. A total of thirteen people, including three police, were killed and at least seventy wounded. Militants often coordinate bombings to target police and first responders after an earlier attack. Note, casualties are for both attacks.

Information Source: AP

Publication Date: 01/16/2007

Incident-data Provider: RAND Corporation

Legal Cases
USA v. David Hemphill: 04-CR-00041
USA v. David Walton: 03-CR-436
USA v. Edwin Lemmons: 03-CR-14053
USA v. Wade William Higbee: 03-CR-912

Related Categories
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Injuries > 31-100
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Fatalities > 6-15
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Tactics > Bombing
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Weapons > Explosives
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > Geographical Location > Middle East / Persian Gulf > Iraq
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Date > 2000s > 2007 > Jan. > Jan. 16
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Targets > Police

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TKB Data Status
Incident data: Last updated on Sept. 10, 2007
Indictment data: Last updated on July 1, 2007


  Data is subject to revision as events and additional information warrant.
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