Incident Summary:

12/31/2018: Assailants equipped with mortars attacked a security checkpoint in aha al-Rashid, Muqdadiyah, Diyala, Iraq. At least two soldiers soldier were killed and two soldiers were injured in the incident. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201812310009

When:
2018-12-31

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diyala

City:
Taha al-Rashid

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Muqdadiyah district south of Buhriz.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Checkpoint
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Diyala Province of the Islamic State 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 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"A Soldier Killed, Another Wounded In Attack Launched By Daesh South Of Baquba," Iraq News Gazette, January 1, 2019.
"Terrorism: Roundup of Official ISIS Messages for 1 January," Summary, January 1, 2019.
"Terrorist attack south of Diyala thwarted: Source," TheBaghdadPost.com, January 1, 2019.