Incident Summary:

09/08/2014: Suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden vehicles in Dhuluiya town, Saladin governorate, Iraq. The blasts were followed by an attack on the city. At least 17 people were killed and 170 people were injured in the raid. This was one of two attacks targeting the town on the same day. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Dhuluiya Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden military Humvee was 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 most recent 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 17 Fatalities / 170 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 170
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Islamic State launch gunboat attack on river-side town," Reuters, September 8, 2014."
"Update: 18 killed in clashes, suicide bombing in Iraqi town," Xinhua General News Service, September 8, 2014."
"Iraq bomber kills 18 as parliament meets," The Gulf Today, September 8, 2014."