Incident Summary:

09/25/2013: An explosive device detonated at the Najafi market in Mosul city, Nineveh governorate, Iraq. At least seven people were killed and another 25 were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources speculate that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was involved.




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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 Najafi Market
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bomb hidden inside a wooden cart 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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"25 killed in day of Iraq violence," Scottish Daily Express, September 25, 2013."
"Militants hit north Iraq town as 33 killed nationwide," Agence France Presse -- English, September 25, 2013."
"At least 33 killed in violence across Iraq," Reuters, September 25, 2013."