Incident Summary:

09/26/2013: Three or four explosive devices detonated simultaneously at an outdoor market in Saba Al-Boor town, Saladin governorate, Iraq. At least 15 people were killed and another 70 were injured in the blasts, while several vehicles and nearby shops were damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, some sources speculate that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was behind the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Saba al-Bor

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 Marketplace
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Three to four explosive devices were 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 majority and lowest 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 15 Fatalities / 70 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 70
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least 20 killed in bombing in Iraqi capital," EFE, September 26, 2013."
"Attacks kill 21 in Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Mosul," CNN, September 26, 2013."
"Market blasts kill 22 in Baghdad area," Bangladesh Daily Star, September 27, 2013."