Incident Summary:

02/21/2017: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated in Amiriyah area, Baghdad, Iraq. At least seven people were killed and 30 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201702210038

When:
2017-02-21

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Amiriyah area of the Mansour 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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 most recent 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 7 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At least 7 killed in Baghdad car bomb," Jerusalem Post, February 22, 2017."
"Baghdad blast reportedly leaves seven dead," Al-Jazirah Satellite Channel Television, February 21, 2017."
"Xinhua: 1st LD: At Least 7 Killed In Car Bomb Attack In Iraq's Baghdad," Xinhua, February 21, 2017."