Incident Summary:

01/11/2016: A suicide bomber detonated at a casino in Muqdadiyah, Diyala governorate, Iraq. This was one of two coordinated attacks in Muqdadiyah; this first bombing was designed to draw a crowd. In addition to the bomber, at least 20 people were killed and 50 others were injured across both blasts. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




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: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Casino
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest was used in the attack.
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 attack represent an division of the total of those killed and injured across incidents 201601110027 and 201601110028. 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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Dozens die in attacks on Iraqi casino and mall," Al Jazeera, January 11, 2016.
"Baghdad mall attack: Police take control of shopping mall after gunmen detonate suicide vests," International Business Times UK, January 11, 2016.
"At Least 35 People Killed In Islamic State Attacks In Iraq," Radio Free Europe, January 11, 2016.