Incident Summary:

12/31/2014: Explosive devices detonated at a bridge in Qayyarah area, Nineveh governorate, Iraq. There were no reported casualties resulting from the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Qayyarah bridge

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Al-Qayyarah Bridge
Specific Description Bridge
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A tank bomb was used in the attack.
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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamic State destroys bridge in Mosul to stop army advancement," BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, December 31, 2014.
"BREAKING NEWS. Daash blew up the main bridge of Qayyarah district .," National Iraq News Agency, January 1, 2015.