Incident Summary:

11/27/2017: At least two suicide bombers opened fire on civilians at a market in Nahrawan, Diyala, Iraq. One assailant was shot and killed by security forces, while the second assailant detonated inside a nearby coffee shop. In addition to the assailants, at least eight people were killed and more than 20 people were injured in the attack. 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 to the east of Baghdad.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Health Center
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Coffee Shop
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)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Explosives-laden belts and firearms were 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 lowest 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 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Attack Kills At Least 11 Near Baghdad, IS Claims Responsibility," Radio Free Europe, November 27, 2017."
"Suicide bombers kill 11 in Iraq attack claimed by IS," Muscat Daily, November 28, 2017."
"Xinhua: Suicide Attack Kills 8 In Southeast Baghdad," Xinhua, November 27, 2017."