Incident Summary:

12/11/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle when a security patrol stopped the driver in Moalimean, Fallujah, Al Anbar, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least one patrol member was killed and two security members were injured in the blast. 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


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Moalimean neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Anbar Salvation Council
Specific Description Patrol
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?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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least 2 killed in 2 suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq's Fallujah," Xinhua General News Service, December 11, 2016."
"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."