Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: Assailants abducted three civilians and executed them by beheading in Hawijah, Kirkuk, Iraq. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201703150012

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kirkuk

City:
Hawijah district

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Hawijah.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 15 March 2017," Summary, March 15, 2017."
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 14 March 2017," Summary, March 12, 2017."