Incident Summary:

09/22/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden belt at a funeral tent in the predominantly Sunni Muslim neighborhood of Doura in Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 16 people were killed and another 35 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201309220006

When:
2013-09-22

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Dora area of the city.

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 Funeral Tent
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide bomber equipped with a suicide belt 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 majority 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 17 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At Least 5 Dead in Another Iraqi Funeral Attack," Latin American Herald Tribune, September 23, 2013."
"Suicide bomber kills 16 in mainly Sunni district of Baghdad," Reuters, September 22, 2013."
"Bomb attack kills 23 in Baghdad," World Bulletin, September 23, 2013."