Incident Summary:

03/06/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint in Hillah, Babil, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 61 people were killed and 95 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201603060002

When:
2016-03-06

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Hillah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Joint Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Joint Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 fuel 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 62 Fatalities / 95 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 62
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 95
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bombing kills at least 60 people in Iraq," Al Jazeera, March 6, 2016."
"2nd LD Writethru: Truck bomb kills at least 51 people near Iraqi capital," Xinhua General News Service, March 6, 2016."
"At least 47 killed in Baghdad terror attack," FOXNews.com, March 6, 2016."