Incident Summary:

12/01/2017: An unknown number of explosives-rigged houses detonated in Rawah, Al Anbar, Iraq. More than 25 people were killed in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201712010003

When:
2017-12-01

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Anbar

City:
Rawah

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 Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An unknown number of explosives-laden houses were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 26 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 26
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"70% of Western Anbar Destroyed, Mosul Orphans Swarm Streets, Scores of Iraqis Still Killed in Air Strikes, December 4, 2017," Al Jazeerah, December 3, 2017."
"Official: Over 25 persons killed in booby-trapped houses, west of Anbar," Iraqi News, December 1, 2017."