Incident Summary:

12/31/2011: Five members of the Sahwa militia were attacked in an armed assault in the town of Khan Bani Saad, Diyala, Iraq. The attackers used guns with silencers. The five members were staffing a check point in the town. While no claim of responsibility was reported, it is believed that al-Qa ida in Iraq may have been responsible.

GTD ID:
201112310005

When:
2011-12-31

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Khan Bani Saad

Location Details:
The town is roughly 30 km northeast of Baghdad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Sahwa Council
Specific Description 5 Sahwa Militia members
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Guns with silencers
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
Al-Qaida in Iraq (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
Sources
"Gunmen kill five in Iraq Sunni militia: police," Reuters, December 31, 2011."