Incident Summary:

06/03/2016: A suicide bomber detonated targeting families fleeing Saqlawiyah, Al Anbar, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, six people were killed and 23 people were injured in the blast. 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:

Al Anbar


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iraq Roundup of Security Incidents 31 May-6 June 2016," Summary, May 31, 2016."
"Suicide bomber kills six others in Iraq's Anbar province," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 3, 2016."
"Revision: Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 3 June 2016," Summary, June 3, 2016."