Incident Summary:

12/25/2019: An explosives-laden motorcycle detonated near a soccer field in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. Four others were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201912250010

When:
2019-12-25

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 area 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 Unknown
Specific Description Soccer Field
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden motorcycle was used in the attack.
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Four blasts across Baghdad injure at least 13 civilians," Trend News (English), December 26, 2019.
"1 killed, 4 injured in bomb attack in Iraq's Baghdad," Xinhua News Agency, December 25, 2019.