Incident Summary:

12/31/2017: Assailants attacked a police station in Hawd al-Waqf, northeast of Baqubah, Diyala, Iraq. A police officer was killed in the attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201712310003

When:
2017-12-31

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Hawd al-Waqf

Location Details:
The incident occurred to the northeast of Baqubah.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Iraqi Police Service (IPS)
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) 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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Iraq: Security Roundup 1900 GMT 31 December 2017," Summary, December 31, 2017."
"Terrorism: Roundup of Official ISIS Messages for 31 December," Summary, December 31, 2017."