Incident Summary:

12/16/2013: Two explosives-laden vehicles detonated targeting Shia pilgrims in Rasheed area, Babil governorate, Iraq. At least 24 pilgrims were killed and at least 55 others were wounded as a result of the blasts. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Rasheed

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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Two parked car bombs were used 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
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 24 Fatalities / 55 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 55
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bombs against Shiite pilgrims kill 22: Iraq officials," Agence France Presse -- English, December 16, 2013.
"Bombs kill at least 24 more Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq," Reuters, December 16, 2013.
"Wave of attacks kill 65 people in Iraq," Associated Press Online, December 16, 2013.