Incident Summary:

01/19/2006: Three members of a gang apparently involved in trafficking trucks and other vehicles in Iraq, Jordan, and Syria, were killed by gunmen near Al-Ramadi, west of Baghdad, Iraq. A group called the Factions of the Mujahedeen Army claimed responsibility for the attack by leaving leaflets beside the bodies of the victims which read: “This is the fate of thieves, road pirates, and saboteurs."




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Near Ramadi

Location Details:
The attack took place "near" Ramadi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Criminals running vehicle-trafficking scheme
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mujahedeen Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Six People Killed in Separate Attacks in Iraq,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, January 20, 2006.