Incident Summary:

12/29/2020: Assailants attacked a village between Jalawla and Khanaqin, Diyala, Iraq. This was one of four attacks in this area on this day. Two people were killed in the attack, including an alleged assailant, and three people were wounded across the attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Khanaqin

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Jalawla and Khanaqin.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Iraq
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Village
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Mortars and sniper rifles 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 Casualties represent a division of the total number killed/wounded across incidents 202012290032, 202012290033, 202012290034, and 202012290035.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"ISHM: DECEMBER 24 - JANUARY 7, 2021," Enabling Peace in Iraq Center, January 7, 2021.
"Iraq Daily Roundup: 12 Killed,", December 30, 2020.
"Iraq Daily Roundup: 12 Killed,", December 30, 2020.