Incident Summary:

07/24/2013: An explosive device attached to a cart detonated in a residential area in Tuz Khormato city, Saladin governorate, Iraq. At least 35 people were injured and several buildings were damaged in the explosion. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




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 Civilians
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosive device hidden in a motorized cart was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Wave of attacks in Iraq leave 14 dead," CBC, July 24, 2013."
"16 injured by bombed car in Touzkhormatoo," Aswat al Iraq, July 24, 2013."
"Casualties of car bomb explosion in Tuz-Khormato increased up to 56 killed, wounded," National Iraq News Agency, July 24, 2013."