Incident Summary:

04/06/2013: Assailants threw a hand grenade at a political rally in Baquba city, Diyala province Iraq. A suicide bomber detonated explosives shortly after the grenade attack. The rally was in support of Muthana al-Jourani, a Sunni candidate; he was not injured in the double blast. At least 23 people were killed and 60 others were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources indicated that Al-Qaida in Iraq was suspected of involvement in the 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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Iraqiya Bloc
Specific Description Rally
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Grenade
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 reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in Iraq (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 23 Fatalities / 60 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 23
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 60
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide bomber attacks Iraq campaign meeting," Al Jazeera, April 6, 2013.
"Deadly blast at Iraq political rally," BBC, April 6, 2013.
"Suicide bomber kills 22 in Iraq election attack," Reuters, April 6, 2013.