Incident Summary:

04/25/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a cinema in Baghdad al-Jadeeda, Baghdad, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 11 people were killed and 39 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201604250031

When:
2016-04-25

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Baghdad al-Jadeeda area of the 9 Nissan 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 Cinema
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
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Baghdad Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 39 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 39
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bomber kills seven in Baghdad market: officials," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, April 25, 2016."
"Car bomb in eastern Baghdad kills at least 11, sources say," Hurriyet Daily News Online, April 26, 2016."
"Car bomb in eastern Baghdad kills at least 11, sources say," Reuters Canada, April 25, 2016."