Incident Summary:

12/31/2016: Security forces intercepted and killed two suicide bombers driving an explosives-laden vehicle in Kadhimiya neighborhood, Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612310026

When:
2016-12-31

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kadhimiya neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kadhimiyah District
Specific Description District
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Double bomb attack hits crowded Baghdad market," Al Jazeera, December 31, 2016."
"Dozens Killed In Baghdad Blasts Claimed By Islamic State," Radio Free Europe, December 31, 2016."