Incident Summary:

07/17/2015: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated at a market in Bani Saad, Diyala governorate, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, 120 people were killed and 130 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in revenge for the deaths of members of the Sunni Muslim community in Hawija.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bani Saad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bani Saad Market
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden truck containing 4-5 tons of explosives 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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 121 Fatalities / 130 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 121
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 130
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bomb kills at least 80 celebrating end of Ramadan in Iraq," Reuters, July 17, 2015.
"Up to 97 killed, 133 wounded in massive truck bombing in Iraq's Diyala," Xinhua News Agency, July 18, 2015.
"Eid car bomb blast kills scores in Iraq's Diyala," Deutsche Welle, July 17, 2015.