Incident Summary:

12/09/2020: Assailants detonated an explosive device targeting Well #44 in Khabbaz oilfield in Mariam Bek, Kirkuk, Iraq. There were no reported casualties. This was one of two incidents in this area on this day. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Mariam Bek

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity North Oil Company
Specific Description Oil Wells
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Sticky Bomb
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
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 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
"Two small Iraqi oil wells set ablaze in 'terrorist attack', ministry says," Reuters UK, December 9, 2020.
"ISHM: DECEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 10, 2020," Enabling Peace in Iraq Center, December 10, 2020.
"IS claims responsibility for attack on north Iraq oil wells," RocketChat messaging service, December 10, 2020.