Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: Security forces identified and killed a suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden vehicle in Tahrir, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq. The vehicle detonated, killing four civilians and injuring four civilians. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201611200062

When:
2016-11-20

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Mosul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tahrir neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description House
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Vehicle
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
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 5 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Iraqi forces push on against ISIS in eastern Mosul," Ynet News, November 20, 2016.
"YnetNews: Iraqi forces push on against ISIS in eastern Mosul," Focus Bulgaria, November 20, 2016.
"BBCM Terrorism Digest: 21-22 November 2016," BBC Monitoring, November 22, 2016.