Incident Summary:

11/30/2011: A sticky bomb attached to a vehicle detonated in the Military district of southern Kirkuk city, Kirkuk governorate, Iraq. The vehicle belonged to a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK); he was killed in the blast and his car was badly damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and specific motive is unknown.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
In the Military district in southern Kirkuk

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilian
Specific Description A civilian member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)
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 Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
A sticky bomb attached to a vehicle
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
"Northern Iraq's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) cadre killed in Kirkuk," Aswat al-Iraq, November 30, 2011.
"FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, November 30," Reuters, November 30, 2011.