“Low” being a relative term.
My touchstone for car bombing is the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing which killed 168 people. I understand that was quite a large death toll, and is not representative of most car bombings, but I’m still surprised by the lack of deaths in Iraq.
I was listening to All Things Considered on NPR this morning, and one of the stories was how there have been 91 deaths due to 25 car bombings this month alone. (I couldn’t find a link to the story, if I do I’ll post it) Now, 91 deaths is horrible, but that’s averaging less than 4 deaths per car bomb. That just seems low, especially since terror attacks are usually designed to kill lots of people in popular areas.
So, what gives? Is that actually a normal death rate for car bombs? Are security measures keeping deaths down? Something else?