Incident Summary:

08/20/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near a power plant in Nasiriyah city, Dhi Qar governorate, Iraq. At least three people were killed and 21 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201308200013

When:
2013-08-20

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dhi Qar

City:
Nasiriyah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Power Plant
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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
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 3 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bombings in 3 southern Iraqi cities kill at least 10, wound dozens," Squamish Chief, August 20, 2013."
"Iraq hit by series of car bombs," Al Jazeera, August 21, 2013."