Incident Summary:

09/22/2019: Assailants identified and killed a suicide bomber in Ghazaliya West, Baghdad, Iraq. There were no other reported casualties in the attempted attack. This was one of four related attacks in this area overnight. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attempted attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Ghazaliya West area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden belt, grenades, and a Kalashnikov assault rifle were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iraqi security forces kill Islamic State suicide bomber in Baghdad," Iraqi News, September 22, 2019.
"Seven killed in Baghdad suburb targeting homes of Hashd al-Shaabi tribal fighters," Middle East Eye, September 22, 2019.
"Seven killed in Baghdad suburb despite anti-Daesh sweep — security sources," Jordan Times, September 22, 2019.