Incident Summary:

09/30/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated in Shaab district, Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. This was one of 14 coordinated car bombings in and around Baghdad on the same day and one of three bombings in Shaab district. At least five people were killed and 30 others were injured across the three Shaab district attacks. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was in retaliation for intensified security operations in predominantly Sunni areas.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident took place in the Shaab area.

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
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident represent an equal division of a cumulative number of people killed and wounded across incidents 201309300016, 201309300055, and 201309300056.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Xinhua: Roundup: Wave Of Violence Kills 41, Wounds 151 In Iraq," Xinhua, September 30, 2013.