Incident Summary:

04/16/2016: Assailants threw a petrol bomb at a police patrol in Karbabad, Capital, Bahrain. One officer was killed and two officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201604160027

When:
2016-04-16

Country:
Bahrain

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Capital

City:
Karbabad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Public Security Force (PSF)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Bahrain
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Molotov cocktails 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Mohammad Naveed and Mohammed Arslan.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Petrol bomb attack kills policeman in Bahrain," Jerusalem Post, April 16, 2016."
"Suspects caught," Daily Tribune, April 18, 2016."
"Bahrain policeman killed in bomb attack targeting patrol," Xinhua General News Service, April 16, 2016."