Incident Summary:

10/06/2013: A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest among a crowd of Shia Muslim pilgrims in the Seliekh district of Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, at least 10 people were killed and another 20 were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was behind the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Seliekh district.

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 Shia Pilgrims
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Roundup: 27 killed in suicide attacks on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq," Philippines News Agency, October 7, 2013."
"12 Shiite pilgrim killed in suicide bomb attack in Baghdad," Philippines News Agency, October 6, 2013."
"Iraq Bombings Kill at Least 20, Including Children," VOA News, October 6, 2013."