Incident Summary:

10/27/2013: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated near a group of Iraqi Armed Services personnel waiting to collect paychecks in Mosul city, Nineveh governorate, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, at least 14 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed and 25 others were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A suicide car bomber was used in the attack.
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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest 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 15 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Al-Sharqiyah Roundup: New String of 'Criminal Explosions' Target Various Areas in Iraq; Update," Al-Sharqiyah News, October 27, 2013."
"Wave of bomb attacks kill 56 in Iraq," Xinhua News Agency, October 27, 2013."
"Car bomb attack on soldiers kills 14 in Iraq's Mosul," World Bulletin, October 27, 2013."