Incident Summary:

08/23/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt at a public park in Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, at least 25 people were killed and another 50 were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201308230012

When:
2013-08-23

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident took place in the Qahira area.

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 Public Park
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosive belt containing ball bearings 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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 26 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 26
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bombing in Baghdad park kills dozens," Al Jazeera, August 23, 2013."
"Suicide bomb hits busy Baghdad park," BBC, August 23, 2013."
"At least 25 dead in Baghdad suicide bombing: officials," Lebanon Daily Star, August 23, 2013."