Incident Summary:

05/30/2017: A suicide bomber detonated targeting a military patrol in Hit, Al Anbar, Iraq. In addition to the assailant, at least eight people, including a journalist, were killed and 10 people were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201705300002

When:
2017-05-30

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Hit

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Hit district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Journalist
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Patrol
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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden belt was 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Al Anbar Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 18 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"State PAO: Iraqi Media Summary 31 May 2017," Summary, May 31, 2017."
"Blasts in Baghdad area kill at least 38," Washington Post, May 31, 2017."
"Death toll from Iraq's Anbar blast rises to 17," Al-Sumariyah News, May 31, 2017."