Incident Summary:

07/19/2013: A suicide bomber detonated at the Abu Bakr Al-Sadiq Mosque in Wajihiyah town, Diyala governorate, Iraq. At least 21 people were killed and another 40 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201307200002

When:
2013-07-19

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Wajihiyah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bomber kills 20 in Iraq Sunni mosque: police," Agence France Presse -- English, July 19, 2013."
"Blast hits mosque in central Iraq," Al Jazeera, July 19, 2013."
"Iraq mosque bomb attack 'kills 20'," BBC, July 19, 2013."