Incident Summary:

01/12/2016: Assailants shot and killed three civilians in Al-Asiri, Muqdadiyah district, Diyala governorate, Iraq. This was one of 51 attacks in and around Muqdadiyah 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

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Muqdadiyah district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
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
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 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Reprisals reported in Iraq after bombs," BBC, January 12, 2016.
"Sunni mosques in east Iraq attacked after IS-claimed blasts," The Express Tribune, January 12, 2016.
"Rights group: Iraqi Shia militias behind revenge attacks," Al Ahram, January 31, 2016.