Incident Summary:

06/04/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near an Iraqi Army convoy in Al-Azrakiyah, Al Anbar, Iraq. Following the blast, additional assailants then attacked the convoy. In addition to the bomber, at least 20 soldiers were killed in the incident. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201606040013

When:
2016-06-04

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Al-Azrakiyah

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 Convoy
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
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Fallujah Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIL's Al-Bayan News Bulletin for 5 June," Twitter, June 5, 2016."
"Iraq: Bombings kill 15 in and around Baghdad," Al Jazeera, June 4, 2016."