Incident Summary:

09/21/2013: Four suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in Baiji city, Saladin governorate, Iraq. Police officers managed to kill one of the suicide bombers before he could trigger his explosives; however, the other three bombers successfully detonated. In addition to the assailants, at least seven police officers were killed and another 21 were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




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: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Commando Headquarters
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Four suicide bombers equipped with suicide belts were used in the attack, however one was killed before detonation.
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"More than 50 killed at Iraq funeral," BBC, September 21, 2013.
"Baghdad bombings target Shia funeral," Al Jazeera, September 21, 2013.
"69 dead in Iraq following deadliest attacks," Islam Times, September 23, 2013.