Incident Summary:

05/31/2007: Approximately 25 police recruits and civilians were killed and 50 were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a recruiting center in Fallujah of the Anbar province, Iraq. No group has taken responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Near Fallujah

Location Details:
police recruiting center

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 recruiting center in Fallujahh, Iraq
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
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 26 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 26
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sinan Salaheddin, “At least 25 killed in police recruiting station suicide bombing in Fallujahh,” The Associated Press, May 31, 2007.
“ROUNDUP: Thirty Iraqis killed in Fallujahh suicide attack,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 31, 2007.
“Suicide bomber kills Fallujahh policeman,” Agence France Presse, May 31, 2007.