Incident Summary:

08/29/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at the Mraydi produce market in Samarra city, Saladin governorate, Iraq. At least 11 people were killed and at least 25 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources speculated that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have been involved.




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 Mredi Market
Specific Description Produce Market
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
Weapon Details
A bomb planted in a pickup truck transporting fruit 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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Deadly blast hits Iraq market," Al Jazeera, August 29, 2013."
"Iraq car bomb 'kills 11' at market," BBC, August 29, 2013."
"Iraq market car bomb kills 16," Agence France Presse -- English, August 29, 2013."