Incident Summary:

07/03/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a shopping center in Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, at least 382 people were killed and 200 others were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201607020002

When:
2016-07-03

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Karada 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 Shopping Center
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden pickup 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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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 383 Fatalities / 200 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 383
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 200
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"In Iraq, thousands of terrorism's victims go unnamed," CNN, January 12, 2017."
"Death toll from devastating ISIS truck bomb in Baghdad rises to nearly 300," CNN, July 7, 2016."
"Baghdad bomb attack: Victims and their stories," BBC, July 4, 2016."