Incident Summary:

02/11/2006: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped prominent local Kurd contractor Shirzad Najim Jarjis as he was leaving his home in the Ba ath neighborhood of Kirkuk, Iraq. His dead body, tortured and handcuffed with a message pinned to his chest reading "This is the verdict of God", was found on the Kirkuk-Baghdad road later that day.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

At Tamim


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Iraqi contractor
Specific Description Shirzad Najim Jarjis
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Twelve Iraqis Killed in Rebel Attacks, Other Bodies Found," Agence France Presse, February 12, 2006.
"Iraqi Policeman Killed in Al-Fallujahh, Six Kidnapped Near Balad," Al-Sharqiyah TV, February 11, 2006.
"Iraqi Citizen Killed, Contractor Abducted in Kirkuk - Kuwaiti Agency," KUNA, February 11, 2006.