Incident Summary:

12/11/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a security checkpoint in Halabsah, Al Anbar, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least one person was killed and five people were injured in the blast; the victims included civilians and security personnel. This was one of two coordinated attacks in the area on the same day. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




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: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Traffic Police
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
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 2 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bombs in Iraq's Falluja kill eight people - police and medics," Reuters India, December 11, 2016."
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 11 December 2016," Summary, December 11, 2016."
"At least 2 killed in 2 suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq's Fallujah," Xinhua General News Service, December 11, 2016."