Incident Summary:

04/04/2016: A suicide bomber detonated near a restaurant where volunteer fighters were gathered in Chibayish, Dhi Qar, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 14 people were killed and 27 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201604040006

When:
2016-04-04

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dhi Qar

City:
Chibayish district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Um Unayj area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Restaurant
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Iraqi Volunteer Forces
Specific Description Forces
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 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: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 27 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 27
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Wave of suicide attacks kills 29 in Iraq," The Gulf Today, April 4, 2016."
"Islamic State hits Syrian forces with mustard gas, kills scores as it shifts south in Iraq," Japan Times, April 5, 2016."
"5 killed, 20 wounded when suicide bomb strikes Iraqi restaurant," Xinhua News Agency, April 4, 2016."