Incident Summary:

12/31/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated in New Baghdad area, Baghdad city, Baghdad governorate, Iraq. At least four people were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612310029

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 New Baghdad area of the 9 Nissan 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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden minibus was used in the attack.
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Reuters: Baghdad blasts kill 29 as Mosul fighting intensifies," Focus Bulgaria, December 31, 2016."
"Update: Baghdad bomb attacks kill 30 at eve of 2017," Xinhua General News Service, December 31, 2016."
"Dozens Killed In Baghdad Blasts Claimed By Islamic State," Radio Free Europe, December 31, 2016."