Incident Summary:

10/08/2016: An assailant rammed a garbage truck into a vehicle carrying United States military personnel in Kuwait. The assailant was injured in the attack. The assailant, identified as Ibrahim Sulaiman, had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201610080022

When:
2016-10-08

Country:
Kuwait

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Unknown

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity United States Armed Forces
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target United States
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden garbage truck and an explosives-laden belt were used in the attack.
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 Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"Kuwait arrests suspected Islamist after truck attack on Americans," Reuters UK, October 8, 2016."
"Kuwait arrests 'IS member' over US truck-ramming attack," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, October 8, 2016."
"Truck-attack driver in Kuwait admits links to terror group Daesh," Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), October 10, 2016."