Incident Summary:

12/25/2016: An explosive device detonated in Suwaib district, Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. At least three people were killed in the blast. In addition, 15 people were injured in this and a second unrelated attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was involved.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Suwaib area of the Rasheed 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
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 represent a division of the total number of those wounded across incidents 201612250044 and 201612250045.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least 11 dead as deadly bombings hit Baghdad," Al Jazeera, December 25, 2016."
"Multiple bombings kill 11 in, around Iraq’s capital," Press TV, December 25, 2016."
"Iraq: Blasts in, around Baghdad kill at least 11," WSLS, December 25, 2016."