Incident Summary:

12/12/2017: Assailants fired 5-6 mortars into Tuz Khormato, Saladin, Iraq. At least two people were killed and 20 others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to The Owners of the White Flags.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Tuz Khormato

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Tuz Khurmatu City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Between five and six mortars 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
The Owners of the White Flags No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Iraq Security Roundup 1900 GMT 15 December 2017," Summary, December 15, 2017."
"22 people killed, injured in Salahuddin mortar attack," Iraqi News, December 12, 2017."
"Kurdish militant group re-emerges in northern...,", December 13, 2017."