Incident Summary:

08/28/2017: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at a market in Sadr City neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq. At least 12 civilians were killed and 30 others were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201708280001

When:
2017-08-28

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Baghdad

City:
Baghdad

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sadr 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 Unknown
Specific Description Marketplace
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
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 12 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
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
"Bomb blast in Baghdad market kills 11, injures 15," Anadolu Ajansi, August 28, 2017."
"Death toll rises in Baghdad market bombing," Irish Independent, August 28, 2017."
"IS-claimed car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad market," Gulf Times, August 28, 2017."