Incident Summary:

09/30/2016: Two explosive devices detonated near Al Qayyarah Market in Sadr City neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq. At least two people were killed and 10 others were injured in the blasts. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201609300026

When:
2016-09-30

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sadr City area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Al Qayyarah Market
Specific Description Market
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two roadside bombs were used in the attack.
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At least 2 killed in twin bomb attacks in Baghdad," Xinhua General News Service, September 30, 2016."
"Iraq Security Roundup 27 September - 3 October 2016," Summary, September 27, 2016."
"Twin bomb blasts tear through Baghdad's Sadr city," Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, September 30, 2016."