Incident Summary:

03/31/2011: On Thursday, in Abu Ghurayb neighborhood, Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, unknown gunmen threw a hand grenade into the house of an off duty police officer, killing the father of the policeman and causing an unknown amount of damage to the policeman's house. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Abu Ghraib

Location Details:
The attack took place at the house of a police officer in Abu Ghurayb neighborhood in Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.

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 An off duty policeman's house
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
A grenade was used in the attack.
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 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
Xinhua News Agency, "Three People Killed in Iraq's Violence," Xinhua News Agency, March 31, 2011,
Margaret Griffis, "Thursday: Five Killed, 14 Wounded," LexisNexis Academic, Antiwar, March 31, 2011.