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.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


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
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
"Bombing at a Funeral in Northern Iraq Kills at Least 35," The New York Times, January 24, 2013.
"Dozens killed in Iraq suicide bomb attack," Al Jazeera, January 23, 2013.
"Iraq suicide bomb at Shiite mosque kills 42," Agence France Presse -- English, January 23, 2013.