Incident Summary:

03/03/2016: Assailants attacked a military headquarters in Makhmur, Arbil, Iraq. At least four soldiers were killed and 23 soldiers were injured in the assault. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201603030007

When:
2016-03-03

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Arbil

City:
Makhmur district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Army
Specific Description Headquarters
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Heavy artillery and Grad rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Nineveh Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 03 March 2016," OSC Summary, March 3, 2016."
"Program Summary: Al-Sulaymaniyah Gali Kurdistan Satellite TV Kurdish 0800 GMT 03 Mar 16," Gali Kurdistan Satellite TV, March 3, 2016."
"Terrorism: Roundup of A'maq News Agency Messages 26 February - 3 March," Tumblr, February 26, 2016."