Incident Summary:

09/19/2013: An explosive device detonated in a market in Abu Ghraib city, Al Anbar governorate, Iraq. At least nine civilians were killed and 30 others were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Abu Ghraib

Location Details:
Incident occurred in Al-Nasr wa as-Salam area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description 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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
An explosive device hidden in vegetable boxes 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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 9 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomb kills 8 Iraqis, including a child, in Abu Ghraib market," Al-Shorfa, September 19, 2013."
"Casualties of west Baghdad explosion increased up to 39 killed, wounded," National Iraq News Agency, September 19, 2013."
"Bombing in Iraq leaves 9 dead," EFE, September 19, 2013."