Incident Summary:

09/27/2016: A suicide bomber detonated in Baghdad al-Jadeeda, Baghdad, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 7 people were killed and 29 people were injured in the blast. This was one of two coordinated suicide attacks in the city on the same day. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201609270024

When:
2016-09-27

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.

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 Civilians
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 lowest 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 29 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 29
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad - police, medics," Reuters UK, September 27, 2016."
"Civilians killed in series of bomb blasts in Baghdad," Al Jazeera, September 27, 2016."
"IS claims two suicide bomb attacks in Baghdad, 15 people killed," Xinhua General News Service, September 27, 2016."