Incident Summary:

03/20/2017: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at a market in Amil neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq. At least 27 people were killed and 45 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703200013

When:
2017-03-20

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Amil 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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 27 Fatalities / 45 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 27
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 45
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb in Iraqi capital kills at least 23," Al Jazeera, March 20, 2017."
"Islamic State group claims responsibility for Baghdad attack," Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 21, 2017."
"1st LD: At least 15 killed in car bomb attack in Iraq's Baghdad," Xinhua General News Service, March 20, 2017."