Incident Summary:

10/27/2017: A roadside bomb detonated targeting a police bus along the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway in Jidhafs, Northern, Bahrain. At least one police officer was killed and nine other officers were injured in the blast. Saraya Waad Allah claimed responsibility for the incident. Saraya Waad Allah claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was "out of revenge for the guiltless blood and proud souls that were sacrificed."




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Jidhafs

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Public Security Force (PSF)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Bahrain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled homemade roadside bomb was used in the attack.
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 The victims included Salman Najm. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Saraya Waad Allah Martyr Commander Rida al-Ghasrah Company 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 1 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bahrain says deadly bus attack engineered by Iran," Reuters India, November 15, 2017.
"Xinhua: Bahrain Slams Iran For Activating Terror Cells To Target Oil Facilities," Xinhua, November 15, 2017.
"Homemade bomb used for attack," Gulf Daily News, October 28, 2017.