Incident Summary:

11/21/2013: An explosives-laden minibus detonated targeting a vegetable market in Sadiyah city, Diyala governorate, Iraq. At least 25 people were killed and 45 were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201311210001

When:
2013-11-21

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
Incident occurred in the Saadiyah area

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 Vegetable Market
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A minibus packed with 100kg of explosives detonated in the attack.
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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 25 Fatalities / 45 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 45
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"40 killed, 75 wounded in attacks across Iraq," Xinhua News Agency, November 22, 2013."
"Truck bomb kills at least 27 in Iraq," Associated Press Online, November 21, 2013."
"Truck bomb, attacks kill at least 48 in Iraq," The Associated Press, November 21, 2013."