Incident Summary:

01/23/2013: A suicide bomber named Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan al-Hashmawi detonated explosives at a funeral for a politician killed the previous day in Tuz Khurmato, Saladin governorate, Iraq. Among those in attendance were the provincial governor and high-ranking military officers. Forty-two people were killed and 75 were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Al Qa ida in Iraq is suspected.

GTD ID:
201301230001

When:
2013-01-23

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Tuz Khormato

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 Funeral
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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
Al-Qaida in Iraq (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 43 Fatalities / 75 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 43
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 75
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bombing at a Funeral in Northern Iraq Kills at Least 35," The New York Times, January 24, 2013."
"Iraq suicide bomb at Shiite mosque kills 42," Agence France Presse -- English, January 23, 2013."
"Dozens killed in Iraq suicide bomb attack," Al Jazeera, January 23, 2013."