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List of all shark attacks in iraq

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 12 shark attacks in IRAQ. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 25.00%. 12 attacks came out of the blue while 0 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Shatt-al Arab River 12h00Bull sharkSwimmingLeft foot bittenNO 15yo male
Ashar Canal, where people wash clothes & kitchen pans AfternoonBull sharkSwimming, nakedArm severed, but survived. Note: Some weeks later he was swimming at the same spot when a shark severed his right foot.NO 9 or 10yo male
Shatt-al-Arab River near Abu al Khasib Washing clothes on stairsLeft foot severedNO 25yo female
Shatt-al-Arab River AfternoonFishing from a small boat & put his hand in the water while holding a dead fishRight hand severedNO 25yo male
Shatt-al-Arab River 12h00SwimmingFATAL, left leg severedYES 35yo male
River Tigris SwimmingRight arm severed, left foot bittenNO 22yo Syed Khaleeulla
Shatt-al-Arab River near Abu al Khasib AfternoonBull sharkSwimming in section of river used for washing clothes & cooking utensilsRight leg lacerated & surgically amputatedNO 16yo male
Shatt-al-Arab River AfternoonFishing, trying to catch the end of his fishing lineLeft hand bittenNO 35yo male
Shatt-el Arab River near a small boat stand AfternoonBull sharkSwimmingFATAL, left leg bitten with severe blood lossYES 13 or 14yo male
Shatt-al-Arab River AfternoonBull sharkSwimming naked near a date palm where many dates fell into the waterArm severedNO 6yo male
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