Incident Summary:

12/01/2013: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the funeral of Mudher Al-Shallal Al-Araki in Muqdadiyah city, Diyala governorate, Iraq. Araki was killed in a roadside bombing the day before. In addition to the assailant, the blast killed at least ten people and injured 25 others. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




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 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)
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 11 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
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
"Suicide bomber hits funeral in Iraq," BBC Online, December 1, 2013."
"Iraq funeral suicide bomb kills 12: officials," Agence France Presse -- English, December 1, 2013."
"Suicide bomber kills 10 at funeral in northern Iraq," Reuters, December 1, 2013."