Incident Summary:

12/28/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting an Iraqi Volunteer Forces vehicle in Sayyid Abdullah, Babil, Iraq. Two volunteer fighters were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201712280003

When:
2017-12-28

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Babil

City:
Sayyid Abdullah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Volunteer Forces
Specific Description Vehicle
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Civilian killed, two tribal fighters wounded in two blasts in Baghdad," Iraqi News, December 28, 2017."
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 28 December 2017," Summary, December 28, 2017."
"Iraq: Roundup of Violent Activities Targeting Civilians 26 December 2017-1 January 2018," Summary, December 26, 2017."