06/14/2005: In a pair of attacks against Iraqi civilians on June 14th, a suicide attack in Kirkuk, Iraq, killed about 20 civilians and injured as many as 53 others, mostly government employees waiting in line to pick up their paychecks at a bank in the city's center. Jaysh Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility for the attack the following day.
Middle East & North Africa
|Type of Attack ()
|Successful Attack? ()
Target Information ()
|Target Type: Government (General)|
|Name of Entity
||Iraqi Government department employees|
|Nationality of Target
|Extent of Property Damage
|Value of Property Damage
||Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
|Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?||Unknown|
|Part of Multiple Incident?||No|
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|Criterion 2 ()
|Criterion 3 ()
|Doubt Terrorism Proper ()
||The number of wounded was reported as low as 50 and as high as 80. The numbers killed ranged from 18 to 22.|
||Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
|Number of Perpetrators
|Number of Captured Perpetrators
|Total Number of Casualties
||20 Fatalities / 65 Injured|
|Total Number of Fatalities
|Number of U.S. Fatalities
|Number of Perpetrator Fatalities
|Total Number of Injured
|Number of U.S. Injured
|Number of Perpetrators Injured
|"18 Iraqis Killed in Kirkuk Explosion, 10 Killed in Ba'qubah," Al-Jazirah Satellite Television, June 14, 2005."
|"Turkey Condemns Suicide Attack in Kirkuk," Anatolia, June 14, 2005."
|"Iraq: Jaysh Ansar al-Islam Claims Responsibility for Kirkuk Bombing 14 June," Al-Arabiyah Television, June 15, 2005."