Incident Summary:

12/04/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near the gate of the Police Intelligence Department in Kirkuk city, Kirkuk, Iraq. This was followed by a suicide bomber detonating inside the building. At least 11 people were killed and 75 others were injured. This was one of two coordinated attacks in the city on the same day. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201312040017

When:
2013-12-04

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kirkuk

City:
Kirkuk

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 Intelligence Headquarters
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A car bomb, an explosive belt, and unknown firearms were used in the attack.
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) 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 11 Fatalities / 75 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 75
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Insurgents attack police headquarters in Iraq," The Associated Press, December 4, 2013."
"Iraq police storm mall, kill gunmen after standoff," The Associated Press, December 5, 2013."
"Al-Qaida claims responsibility for deadly attacks in Iraq's Kirkuk," Philippines News Agency, December 5, 2013."