Incident Summary:

10/17/2013: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated near a Shabak refugee compound in the Mwafaqiya area of Mosul city, Nineveh governorate, Iraq. At least 17 people, besides the assailant, were killed and 66 others were wounded. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201310170015

When:
2013-10-17

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Mosul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mwafaqiya area of the city.

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 Refugee Compound
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 18 Fatalities / 66 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 66
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bomb targets Shia in Iraq," BBC, October 17, 2013."
"Suicide truck bomber kills 15 in northern Iraq," Reuters, October 17, 2013."
"Dozens killed in Iraqi violence in capital and in north," Panorama.am, October 18, 2013."