Incident Summary:

02/29/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint in Abu Ghraib, Al Anbar, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least eight security members were killed and 22 members were injured in the assault; the victims included soldiers and militia members. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201602290043

When:
2016-02-29

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Abu Ghraib

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Iraqi Volunteer Forces
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Iraq bombing," Al Jazeera, February 29, 2016."
"Dozens of Iraqi troops killed in Anbar suicide attack," Al-Araby al-Jadeed, March 1, 2016."
"Suicide bombing kills 27 at Shi'ite funeral in east Iraq," Reuters UK, February 29, 2016."