Incident Summary:

02/00/2016: Sometime between February 21, 2016 and February 27, 2016, an assailant rammed his car into a group of police officers in Kuwait City, Asimah, Kuwait. At least one police officer was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, police officers arrested Abdulaziz Al-Shamlan, a Muslim extremist, who claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201602250037

When:
2016-02-24

Country:
Kuwait

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Asimah

City:
Kuwait

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kuwait Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Kuwait
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Kuwaiti minister hints driver who killed policeman may be a militant," Reuters Africa, February 29, 2016."
"Death driver a 'militant'," The Mirror (The Daily Mirror and The Sunday Mirror), March 1, 2016."
"Minister hints driver who killed policeman may be a militant," Times Kuwait, March 1, 2016."