Incident Summary:

09/22/2013: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated in Kirkuk city, Kirkuk, Iraq. The bomber was killed and at least 35 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




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 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
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 estimates are reported here. Sources differ in their speculation of the target of the attack. One source claims the target was the Directorate of Education, another claims the target was the home of a Christian member of parliament, and a third claims the target was a Kurdish Studies Center.
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 1 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Bombings in northern Iraq kill 2, wound 37," Beaver County Times, September 22, 2013."
"8 killed, 58 wounded in Iraq attacks," Philippines News Agency, September 22, 2013."
"Iraq officials say blasts including suicide car bomb attack kill 2, wound 37 in north,", September 22, 2013."