Incident Summary:

01/22/2006: In Balad Ruz, Iraq, perpetrators fired rocket-propelled grenades into the home of an Iraqi police officer, killing five members of the officer’s family and injuring his wife. The identities of the perpetrators are unknown and there were no reported claims of responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Balad Ruz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Police officer's home and family
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Iraq; Official Election Results Announced; Other Developments,” Facts on File World News Digest, January 26, 2006.
Sameer Yacoub, “Four Children Among the Latest Dead in Iraq’s Ongoing Violence,” The Associated Press, January 23, 2006.
“Children Killed by Grenade,” Daily Post, January 23, 2006.