Incident Summary:

11/27/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt at a funeral in Abu Ghraib city, Al Anbar governorate, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, at least eight people were killed and another 21 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201311270009

When:
2013-11-27

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Abu Ghraib

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 Funeral
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)
Weapon Details
An explosive belt 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 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 9 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Roundup: 46 killed, 71 wounded in violent attacks in Iraq," PNA (Philippines News Agency), November 28, 2013."
"Iraq: Roundup of Security Incidents 26 November-02 December 2013," OSC Summary, November 26, 2013."
"Echoes of sectarian war as 49 Iraqis killed," Agence France Presse -- English, November 27, 2013."