Incident Summary:

10/11/2018: Assailants threw an explosive device into the residence of Idris Haji Ali, the Deputy Director of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) Kirkuk office, in Daquq, Kirkuk, Iraq. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)
Specific Description Residence of Deputy Director: Idris Haji Ali
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 thrown explosive device 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actor
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that regional authorities were behind the attack.
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Highlights: Kurdistan Region Political Developments Roundup 12 October 2018," Summary, October 12, 2018.
"Iraq: Roundup of Violent Activities Targeting Civilians 9-15 October 2018," Summary, October 9, 2018.