Incident Summary:

05/08/2016: Assailants fired 42 chemical-laced rockets at Bashir village, Kirkuk, Iraq. At least 40 people, including security force members, were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Peshmerga
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bashir Village
Specific Description Village
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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical Explosive
Weapon Details
Forty-two rockets containing chlorine gas 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 08 May 2016," Summary, May 8, 2016."
"Iraq: ISIL Carries out Chemical Attack in Iraq," Thai News Service, May 10, 2016."