Incident Summary:

03/15/2017: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated in Tikrit, Saladin, Iraq. At least eight people were killed 43 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703150031

When:
2017-03-15

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Tikrit

Location Details:
The incident occurred on al-Atibaa Street in the Downtown area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
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 No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Saladin Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 43 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 43
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At Least 8 Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Central Iraq," Latin American Herald Tribune, March 16, 2017."
"Car bomb kills 8, wounds dozens in Iraq's Tikrit city," Reuters Canada, March 15, 2017."
"Iraq: Roundup of Violent Activities Targeting Civilians March 2017," Summary, April 11, 2017."