Incident Summary:

11/14/2013: A suicide bomber disguised as a police officer detonated in the middle of crowd of Shia pilgrims in Sadiyah city, Diyala governorate, Iraq. At least 33 people, including the assailant, were killed and 80 others were wounded in the attack. 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: 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 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 33 Fatalities / 80 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 33
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 80
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi Shi'ite pilgrims, killing 30," Reuters, November 14, 2013."
"Xinhua: Roundup: Shiite Pilgrims End Major Ritual Amid Tight Security In Iraq," Xinhua, November 14, 2013."
"1st LD: 16 killed in attack on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq's Diyala," Philippines News Agency, November 14, 2013."