Incident Summary:

03/25/2016: A suicide bomber detonated at a stadium in Iskandariyah, Babil, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 30 people were killed and 60 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201603250029

When:
2016-03-25

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Iskandariyah

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shuhada neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Stadium
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Al Iskandariyah
Specific Description Mayor: Ahmen al-Khafaji
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Iraqi Volunteer Forces
Specific Description Members
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden belt 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 The victims included Hassoun Hussein. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Baghdad Province of the Islamic State 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 / 60 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 31
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 60
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Islamic State suicide bomber kills dozens at a stadium south of Baghdad," The Washington Post, March 26, 2016."
"At least 31 killed in Iraq's explosion at soccer game," Xinhua News Agency, March 26, 2016."
"SUICIDE BLAST: Explosion kills 29 at Iraq football stadium; ISIS claims responsibility," FOXNews.com, March 25, 2016."