Incident Summary:

10/05/2013: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated at a cafe in Balad, Saladin, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, at least 11 people were killed and another 35 were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201310050003

When:
2013-10-05

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Balad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Cafe
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 12 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
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
Sources
"Sectarian violence kills dozens in Iraq," CNN, October 5, 2013."
"Many dead in fresh wave of Iraq violence," Al Jazeera, October 5, 2013."
"78 killed, 166 wounded in attacks across Iraq," Philippines News Agency, October 6, 2013."