Incident Summary:

12/30/2017: Assailants threw grenades at a cafe on Al-Quds Street in Kirkuk, Iraq. At least five people were injured in the attack. This was one of two similar attacks targeting cafes in Kirkuk on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on Al-Quds street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Cafe
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
Between one and two grenades were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Five civilians killed in two bomb attacks in Kirkuk," Iraqi News, December 31, 2017.
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 31 December 2017," Summary, December 31, 2017.
"Iraq: Roundup of Violent Activities Targeting Civilians 26 December 2017-1 January 2018," Summary, December 26, 2017.