Incident Summary:

04/23/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint in Rashidiyah, Diyala, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least nine people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed and 28 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201604230004

When:
2016-04-23

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Rashidiyah

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 Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description 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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 10 Fatalities / 28 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 28
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Nine dead in Baghdad car bomb attack," The News International, April 23, 2016."
"Singapore: At least 12 dead in two Baghdad car bomb attacks - sources," Channel NewsAsia Online, April 23, 2016."
"Thailand: Suicide attacks in Iraq kill at least 14 people," Bangkok Post Online, April 24, 2016."