Incident Summary:

01/23/2016: Three suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden vehicles at a police headquarters in 70 Kilu area, Al Anbar, Iraq. In addition to the assailants, at least 43 police officers were killed and four police officers were injured in the blasts. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the 70 Kilu area, west of Ramadi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Federal Police
Specific Description Bases
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden vehicles were used in the attack.
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 majority 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 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 46 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 46
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Over 100 killed in air strikes, clashes in Iraq," The Freepress Journal, January 24, 2016."
"ISIL and Related Activities: Situation Report 0600 GMT 25 January 2016," OSC Situation Report, January 25, 2016."