Incident Summary:

09/18/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle in the Imam Ahmed district of Tuz Khormato city, Saladin governorate, Iraq. At least one person, besides the assailant, was killed and at least 20 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Tuz Khormato

Location Details:
Incident occurred in Imam Ahmed district

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
A suicide truck bomb 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 attack 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 2 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iraq car bombings kill 6," Agence France Presse -- English, September 18, 2013."
"1 civilian killed, 20+ wounded in bomb blast in Touzkhormatoo," Aswat al-Iraq, September 18, 2013."
"Car bombings kill 4, wound 41 in Iraq," Philippines News Agency, September 18, 2013."