Incident Summary:

10/15/2013: An explosive device detonated near the Al-Quds Mosque in Kirkuk city, Kirkuk, Iraq. Around 12 people were killed and another 26 were injured in the blast. Several nearby vehicles and buildings were also damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Army
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Police Officer
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Worshippers Outside Al-Quds Sunni Mosque
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 most recent 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 / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Mosque bombing kills 8 Sunni worshipers in northern Iraq," Jerusalem Post, October 15, 2013."
"Bomb targeting Eid worshippers kills 12 in Iraq," Business Recorder, October 16, 2013."
"Iraq: bomb kills 12, war-related deaths near 500,000," Hindustan Times, October 16, 2013."