Incident Summary:

06/23/2017: A suicide bomber detonated targeting a group of civilians fleeing Old City, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, 12 civilians were killed and at least 20 others were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Old City 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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Nineveh Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIS's Al-Bayan News Bulletin for 23 June," San Francisco Internet Archive, June 23, 2017."
"Bomber blows himself up among civilians fleeing Mosul," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, June 23, 2017."
"Suicide bomber kills 12 civilians fleeing Mosul," Lebanon Daily Star, June 24, 2017."