Incident Summary:

08/13/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the Jamila market in Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 67 people were killed and 152 people were injured in the blast. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201508130001

When:
2015-08-13

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Jamila area of Sadr City neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Jamila Market
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
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden refrigerator truck 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 68 Fatalities / 152 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 68
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 152
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Truck bomb kills at least 60 in Baghdad's Sadr City: sources," Reuters, August 13, 2015."
"ISIL claims deadly truck bombing at Baghdad market," Al Jazeera, August 13, 2015."
"Daesh massacres 67 in Iraq," The Gulf Today, August 14, 2015."