Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: An explosive device detonated in Shaikh Omar area, Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. At least three people were killed and six people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201611200031

When:
2016-11-20

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shaikh Omar area of the Rusafa neighborhood.

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
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"6 killed, 20 injured in multiple attacks across Baghdad," Anadolu Ajansi, November 21, 2016.
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 20 November 2016," Al-Iraqiyah Television, November 20, 2016.
"UPDATE: 5 killed, 15 wounded in central, south Baghdad blast," Iraqi News, November 20, 2016.