Incident Summary:

09/29/2013: A suicide bomber detonated during a funeral at Al-Hussein Mosque in Musayyib city, Babil governorate, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, at least 40 people were killed and 50 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was behind the attack.

GTD ID:
201309290003

When:
2013-09-29

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Musayyib

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 Shiite Funeral
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 wearing an explosive vest 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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 41 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 41
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide Bomber Kills 40 at Iraq Shi'ite Funeral," Antiwar.com, September 30, 2013."
"40 die, 50 hurt in suicide blast in Iraq mosque," Oman Tribune, September 29, 2013."
"Suicide bomber kills 30 at Iraq funeral," CNN, September 29, 2013."