Incident Summary:

03/20/2012: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated on a main street in Daquq city, Kirkuk, Iraq. Six people were killed and 10 wounded. This incident was part of a larger wave of attacks across Iraq, for which Al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
201203200011

When:
2012-03-20

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kirkuk

City:
Daquq

Location Details:
Attack occurred on the main road in Daquq, Kirkuk Governorate, Iraq

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in Iraq Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Qaeda claims deadly wave of Iraqi bombings," Agence France Presse -- English, March 21, 2012."
"30 dead as Iraq rocked by wave of violence," Agence France Presse -- English, March 20, 2012."
"Bombings in Iraq kill 50, heighten security concern for planned Arab summit," McClatchy Washington Bureau, March 20, 2012."