Incident Summary:

06/09/2017: A female suicide bomber detonated at the Grand Al Musayyib Market in Musayyib, Babil, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 31 people were killed and 23 other people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Grand Al Musayyib Market
Specific Description Market
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden belt was used in the attack.
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
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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 32 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 32
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Karbala suicide bombing: 30 killed in Iraq terror attack; Attack near holy Shia city claimed by Isisfollows suicide bomb in Baghdad last month, as bloody Ramadanwears on," The Independent, June 9, 2017."
"Xinhua: 2nd LD: Dozens Killed In Suicide Bombing At Market In Baghdad," Xinhua, June 9, 2017."
"Iraq blast: Suicide bomber kills 30 Shias near Karbala, Islamic State claims responsibility," Hindustan Times, June 9, 2017."