Incident Summary:

10/12/2009: On Monday, a Hezbollah official was killed in an explosion in his house in the town of Tayr Filsi, Lebanon, on the south bank of the Litani River. The blast also killed his son and three others. No group has claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Tair Filsay

Location Details:
The blast occurred in Tayr Filsi, Northern Province, Lebanon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Hezbollah
Specific Description The target was a Hezbollah official.
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Unknown explosives 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
"Press TV, "Explosion Kills Local Hezbollah Official,"§ionid=351020203 (October 12, 2009)."
"Deutsche Presse Agentur, "Blast Kills Hezbollah Official in Southern Lebanon," LexisNexis Academic, Deutsche Presse Agentur, October 12, 2009."