Incident Summary:

12/14/2019: Assailants opened fire on Mohammed al-Doujaili, a supporter of the anti-government demonstrations, along Palestine Street in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Doujaili was killed and one other was injured in the attack. no group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to an Iran-backed militia..




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Palestine Street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Mohammed al-Doujaili
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Iran-backed militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iraq: Press briefing on Iraq, 20 December 2019," ReliefWeb, December 20, 2019.
"Iraq: ISHM 234: December 12 - 19, 2019," ReliefWeb, December 19, 2019.
"Backer of Iraq anti-government protests killed in Baghdad,", December 16, 2019.