Incident Summary:

06/01/2017: Assailants fired mortars at fleeing civilians in Zanjili neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq. At least seven people were killed and 23 other people were injured in the incident. This was one of two attacks targeting fleeing civilians in Zanjili on the same day. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201706010020

When:
2017-06-01

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nineveh

City:
Mosul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Zanjili 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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Updated: sources: 5 civilians, including child, sniped by IS while fleeing Mosul enclave," Iraqi News, June 1, 2017."
"Singapore: Dozens of fleeing civilians killed, wounded by Islamic State mortar fire in Mosul," Channel NewsAsia Online, June 1, 2017."
"Dozens of fleeing civilians killed, wounded by Islamic State mortar fire in Mosul," Reuters, June 1, 2017."