Incident Summary:

12/22/2016: Three suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden vehicles at a market in Gogjali, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq. In addition to the assailants, at least 30 people were killed and 60 people were injured in the blasts. 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 Gogjali neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Marketplace
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden vehicles 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 33 Fatalities / 60 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 33
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 60
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Mosul triple car bomb attack kills 23," BBC, December 22, 2016."
"Triple Car Bombs Kill 23 in Mosul Market," VOA News, December 22, 2016."
"1st LD: At least 25 killed in 3 suicide attacks in Iraq's Mosul," Xinhua General News Service, December 22, 2016."