Incident Summary:

04/21/2014: Assailants stormed a polling station and opened fire on guards in Tawuq village, Kirkuk, Iraq. Ten guards were killed and six others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Ansar al-Islam was involved in the attack.

GTD ID:
201404220037

When:
2014-04-21

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kirkuk

City:
Tawuq

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC)
Specific Description Polling Center
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Ansar al-Islam (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"10 persons killed, 6+ wounded south Kirkuk," Aswat al Iraq, April 22, 2014."
"Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10," The Associated Press, April 22, 2014."
"Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10," The Daily Star Online, April 22, 2014."