Incident Summary:

02/28/2014: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden belt near a police checkpoint in Al-Bakr neighborhood, Hit district, Al Anbar governorate, Iraq. In addition to the suicide bomber, two police officers were killed and five others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Al-Bakr neighborhood

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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A suicide belt 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Iraq: Roundup of Security Incidents 24 February-03 March 2014," OSC Summary, March 3, 2014.
"The killing and wounding of 12 soldiers, policemen and sahwa members in Heet.," National Iraq News Agency, February 28, 2014.