Incident Summary:

07/15/2019: Two suicide bombers detonated targeting a funeral at Abul Fadhel al-Abbas mosque in Malef, Rasheed, Baghdad, Iraq. In addition to the assailants, one person was killed and four 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 in the Malef area of the Rasheed neighborhood of the city.

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 Funeral
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Abul Fadhel al-Abbas Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Explosives-laden belts, grenades, 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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Update: Civilian killed, 25 wounded in twin blasts in Iraq's capital: source," Xinhua General News Service, July 16, 2019.
"2 blasts hit funeral in Iraqi capital," Xinhua General News Service, July 16, 2019.
"Suicide bombers attack Baghdad mosque," Arab News, July 15, 2019.