Incident Summary:

10/11/1998: Suspected Hizballah gunmen fired mortar shells and rockets into the UNIFIL Security Zone in south Lebanon, striking the village of Al-Rayhan. Two Lebanese civilians were lightly wounded and a home was also severely damaged in the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Security Forces
Specific Description Israeli Defence Forces soldiers in the UNIFIL Security Zone
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in Al-Rayhan, Lebanon
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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
Additional Information This attack was in apparent retaliation by Hizballah for the killing of Karim Atwi, 29, and Mohammed Hammoud. Both were killed in a clash with Israeli troops near Al-Rihan.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Hizballah Fire Injures Two Lebanese Civilians in South Lebanon,” Jerusalem Qol Yisrae’el, October 11, 1998
“Lebanese Civilians Wounded in Hezbollah Attack”, Agence France Presse, October 11, 1998
“Lebanese Man Wounded in Guerilla Shelling”, The Associated Press, October 11, 1998.