Incident Summary:

01/12/2016: Assailants set fire to a Sunni mosque in Muqdadiyah, Diyala governorate, Iraq. There were no reported casualties in the incident. This was one of 51 attacks in and around Muqdadiyah and one of 7 mosques set alight on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq and the Badr Brigades.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Petrol bombs were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq No
Badr Brigades 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
"Sunni mosques in east Iraq attacked after IS-claimed blasts," The Express Tribune, January 12, 2016.
"Multiple jihadist attacks kill more than 30 in Iraq," Turkish Daily, January 12, 2016.
"Rights group: Iraqi Shia militias behind revenge attacks," Al Ahram, January 31, 2016.