Incident Summary:

09/19/2017: Three suicide bombers attacked al-Qal'a Restaurant in Hajjaj, Tikrit, Saladin, Iraq. In addition to the three assailants, three people were killed and 34 others were injured in the attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201709190001

When:
2017-09-19

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Hajjaj

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tikrit district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity al-Qal'a Restaurant
Specific Description Restaurant
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden belts 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 Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 34 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 34
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three dead in Iraq restaurant attack claimed by IS," The Sun Daily, September 20, 2017."
"3 killed in suicide bomb attacks in northern Iraq," Xinhua General News Service, September 19, 2017."
"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIS's Al-Bayan News Bulletin for 20 September," Summary, September 20, 2017."