Incident Summary:

08/25/2010: On Wednesday, in Kut, Wasit, Iraq, in one of 26 related attacks, a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle borne improvised explosive device targeting a police station, killing 16, and wounding 87 others. No damages were reported and no group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place near a police station in Kut.

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 A police station was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of 26 related attacks (cf. 201008250017, 201008250018, 201008250019, 201008250020, 201008250022, 201008250023, 201008250024, 201008250025, 201008250026, 201008250027, 201008250028, 201008250029, 201008250030, 201008250031, 201008250032, 201008250033, 201008250034, 201008250035, 201008250036, 201008250037, 201008250038, 201008250039, 201008250040, 201008250041 and 201008250043). The available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from 16 to 26, and the injuries for this attack from 87 to 90, and because no majority figures were reported, the lowest proferred casualty figures were used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 17 Fatalities / 87 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 87
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Serena Chaudhry, "Suicide Bomber Kills 16 in Iraqi City of Kut," Reuters, August 25, 2010,"
"Jon Boyle, "Death Toll in Iraq's Kut Bomb Rises to 26," Reuters, August 25, 2010,"
Voice of Iraq, “Twenty Killed, 90 Wounded in Kut Explosion,” Voice of Iraq, August 25, 2010,