Incident Summary:

08/10/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a marketplace in Huwaydir, Diyala, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 51 people were killed and 80 people were injured in the blast. This was one of two coordinated attacks in the area on the same day. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201508100002

When:
2015-08-10

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Huwaydir

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 Market
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 majority 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 52 Fatalities / 80 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 52
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 80
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bombings kill scores in eastern Iraq," Al Jazeera, August 10, 2015."
"At least 47 people killed in two bomb attacks in eastern Iraq: security sources," Reuters, August 10, 2015."
"Daesh claims Iraq car bomb that killed at least 58," Gulf News, August 12, 2015."