Incident Summary:

04/30/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting Shia pilgrims in Nahrawan, Diyala, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 19 people were killed and 48 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201604300003

When:
2016-04-30

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Nahrawan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Shia Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden 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 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 20 Fatalities / 48 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 48
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Powerful Car Bomb Hits Baghdad Suburb," Radio Free Europe, April 30, 2016."
"Iraq: ISIS attack during Shiite pilgrimage to Baghdad's Imam Kadhim shrine kills 19," International Business Times India, April 30, 2016."
"Bomb in Baghdad suburb kills at least 17 - police sources," Reuters UK, April 30, 2016."