Incident Summary:

11/16/1998: An Israeli soldier was killed and five others were wounded when suspected Hizballah guerrillas detonated a roadside bomb in the UNIFIL Security Zone in southern Lebanon near the village of Markaba. The explosive charge went off as an Israeli patrol passed by in the central sector of the border zone, wounding six soldiers, including one who later died of his injuries.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

An Nabatiyah

Near Markaba

Location Details:
This incident occurred near Markaba.

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 Defense Forces in Lebanon
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Roadside Bomb
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
Hezbollah (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Hezbollah Kills Israeli Soldier, Five Wounded,” Paris AFP, November 16, 1998.