Incident Summary:

12/07/2016: Assailants and suicide bombers equipped with explosives-laden vehicles attacked military forces at a hospital in Al Salam, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq. At least 13 soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were killed and 43 civilians and soldiers were injured in the assault. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al Salam neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity As Salam Hospital
Specific Description Hospital
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Army
Specific Description Soldiers
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
Twelve explosives-laden trucks were 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 43 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 43
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iraq army shifts forces to east Mosul as ISIL hits back," Al Jazeera, December 10, 2016."
"Islamic State attacks Iraqi soldiers in Mosul," Reuters Canada, December 7, 2016."
"Iraqi troops withdraw as ISIS attacks leave deaths in Mosul," Iraqi News, December 7, 2016."