Incident Summary:

02/23/2013: A suicide bomber car attacked the home of the provincial governor in Baquba city, Diyala governorate, Iraq. Three people were killed and seven others, including Governor Omar al-Humairi, were injured. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources indicated that this attack bears the hallmarks of an Al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Diyala
Specific Description Residence of Governor: Omer Aziz al-Hemiyari
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosive-laden car driven by a suicide bomber was used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
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 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Iraq governor wounded by suicide bomber," Daily Times Online, February 24, 2013.
"Provincial governor escapes suicide bombing in Iraq's Diyala," Philippines News Agency, February 23, 2013.
"Xinhua: Provincial Governor Escapes Suicide Bombing in Iraq's Diyala," Xinhua, February 23, 2013.