Incident Summary:

05/16/2016: Assailants fired rockets and mortars at a market in Khalidiyah, Al Anbar, Iraq. This was one of three mortar attacks in Khalidiyah on the same day. At least four people were killed and 28 people were injured in the three assaults. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar


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 Market
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars and Katyusha rockets were used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers for this attack represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201605160003, 201605160046, and 201605160047.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"BBCM Terrorism Digest 16-17 May 2016," BBC Monitoring, May 17, 2016."
"Iraq Violence Tracker 9-16 May 2016," Summary, May 9, 2016."