Incident Summary:

04/29/2017: Assailants, including snipers and six suicide bombers, attacked police forces in Bab al-Tub neighborhood, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq. In addition to the six bombers, at least 17 assailants and 14 police officers were killed and 20 police officers were injured in the ensuing clash. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bab al-Tub neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Federal Police
Specific Description Forces
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)
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Sniper rifles 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Nineveh 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 37 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 37
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 23
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIS's Al-Bayan News Bulletin for 29 April," Twitter, April 29, 2017."