Incident Summary:

05/02/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting Shia pilgrims at the Imam Musa al-Kazim shrine in Saydiyah area, Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. At least 11 people were killed and 30 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was retaliation for the death of a prominent ISIL member.




Middle East & North Africa

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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 Pilgrims
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 11 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three bomb blasts kill 14, wound 30 in Baghdad," Oman Tribune, May 2, 2016."
"Iraq: 14 killed in 3 separate explosions in Baghdad," International Business Times UK, May 3, 2016."
"Bombs in Baghdad kill 14, including some Shi'ite pilgrims - sources," Reuters UK, May 2, 2016."