Incident Summary:

02/29/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vest at a Shia funeral in Muqdadiyah, Diyala, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 30 people were killed and 58 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201602290026

When:
2016-02-29

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Muqdadiyah

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 Shiite Funeral
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Badr Organization
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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?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 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 31 Fatalities / 58 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 31
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 58
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bombing kills 27 at Shi'ite funeral in east Iraq," Reuters UK, February 29, 2016."
"Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 30 At Shi'ite Funeral In Iraq," Radio Free Europe, February 29, 2016."
"Suicide bomber targets Shiite fighter's funeral," Deutsche Welle, February 29, 2016."