Incident Summary:

12/29/2015: Security forces identified and killed a suicide bomber targeting military troops with an explosives-laden vehicle in Albu Aitha, Ramadi, Al Anbar, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least 11 soldiers were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Albu Aitha area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Army forces foil ISIS attack northeast of Ramadi, says Anbar Operations," Iraqi News, December 29, 2015.
"Suicide attack kills 11 Iraqi soldiers in Ramadi - TV," Al-Jazirah Satellite Channel Television, December 29, 2015.
"Suicide attack kills 11 soldiers in Iraq's Anbar," Jane's Terrorism Watch Report, December 30, 2015.