Incident Summary:

05/08/1998: A member of the South Lebanon Army (SLA), Yusuf Sam'an Milhim (aka Joseph Tawq) was killed by a suicide bombing attack on his home in Kafr Hunah, Lebanon. The Islamic Resistance Mujahidin claimed responsibility, citing the attack was "within the series of operations marking the Ashrua of Imam al-Husayn." Mr. Martyr Zahir Hammadi from the Islamic Resistance Mujahidin carried out the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kfar Houneh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity South Lebanon Army (SLA)
Specific Description Yusuf Sam'an Milhim, a South Lebanon Army (SLA) Soldier
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Information pertaining to this incident was extremely sparse and the primary source is affiliated with the pro-Iranian Hizballah, bringing its accuracy under suspicion.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah Islamic Resistance Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Islamic Resistance Issues Statement on SLA Member's Death,” al-Manar Television WWW, May 8, 1998.
“SLA Member Killed in Bomb Explosion in House,” Jerusalem Qol Yisra'el in Hebrew, May 8, 1998.