Incident Summary:

11/28/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a police checkpoint in Hayy Aqsu, Tuz Khormato, Saladin, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least five people were killed and 15 people were injured in the blast. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Hayy Aqsu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tuz Khormato district.

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 Vehicle
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide car bomb kills five in northern Iraq," Reuters, November 28, 2015.
"IS claims bombing in northern Iraq that killed 7," Chandigarh Tribune, November 29, 2015.
"At least 20 people killed, wounded in bomb blast in Tuz Khurmatu," Iraqi News, November 28, 2015.