Incident Summary:

06/15/2016: A suicide bomber detonated targeting joint forces in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, Al Anbar, Iraq. In addition to the bomber, at least 28 security members were killed in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

Amiriyat al-Fallujah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Forces
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Iraqi Volunteer Forces
Specific Description Forces
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 29 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 29
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
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"ISIL: Table of Contents of Weekly Al-Naba' Newsletter's 36th Issue," Twitter, June 21, 2016."
"Terrorism: Roundup of A'maq Agency Messages 15 June," Twitter, June 15, 2016."