Incident Summary:

10/12/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at a wholesale produce market in Samarra city, Saladin governorate, Iraq. At least 12 people were killed and at least 22 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for this attack.

GTD ID:
201310120003

When:
2013-10-12

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Samarra

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 Wholesale Produce Market
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?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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At least 15 dead, 22 wounded in Iraq car-bomb explosion," Fox News Latino, October 12, 2013."
"Car bomb at Iraq market kills 12," Associated Press Online, October 12, 2013."
"Iraq car bomb targeting shoppers kills 13," Agence France Presse -- English, October 12, 2013."