Incident Summary:

05/31/2008: On Saturday, at 0845, a Lebanese soldier was killed by an explosion in Abdeh, Northern Province, Lebanon. Fatah al Islam claimed responsibility for the bombing.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Northern Province (Ech Chimal)


Location Details:
The attack occurred in Abdeh, Northern Province, Lebanon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Lebanese Army
Specific Description A Lebanese army position
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An unknown 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fatah al Islam Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
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"Lexis Nexis, "Report: Militant Islamic Group Claims Responsibility for Attack that Killed Lebanese Soldier," Associated Press, June 2, 2008."
"Ya Libnan, "Soldier Killed in Explosion in North Lebanon," Ya Libnan,"