Incident Summary:

08/31/2013: A suicide bomber detonated near a police patrol in Ramadi city, Al Anbar governorate, Iraq. At least 12 people, besides the assailant, were killed and at least 20 others were wounded. No group claimed responsibility for this attack.

GTD ID:
201308310008

When:
2013-08-31

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Ramadi

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 Patrol
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A suicide car bomber was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
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 13 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb west of Baghdad kills 12," Reuters, August 31, 2013."
"13 dead in Iraq violence against Sunnis," Jordan Times, August 31, 2013."
"Car bomb kills 12, wounds 20 in Iraq," Press TV, August 31, 2013."