Incident Summary:

09/30/2012: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a police checkpoint in Kut city, Wasit governorate, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, five people were killed and six others were injured in the blast. This was one of 14 related attacks across Iraq on this day. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the incidents, stating that they were a result of the mistreatment of Sunni prisoners by the Shia government.




Middle East & North Africa

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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 Checkpoint
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 Vehicle
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in Iraq Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Al-Qaeda group takes credit for Iraq attacks," Al Jazeera English, October 5, 2012.
"Wave of Iraq attacks kills at least 32," Agence France Presse -- English, September 30, 2012.
"34 killed, 85 injured in Iraq violence (Lead, Changing dateline)," Indo-Asian News Service, September 30, 2012.