Incident Summary:

05/04/1999: A roadside bomb exploded on the Dhar al-Ramlah-Jazzin road near the Rum and Batir crossings as a car carrying Major Munah Tuma of Lahd's Forces drove past. The explosion killed Tuma and his driver. Lahd's Forces is a paramilitary organization associated with the South Lebanon Army (SLA). Islamic Resistance claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Dhar al-Ramlah

Location Details:
This incident occurred on the Dhar al-Ramlah-Jazzin road near the Rum and Batir crossings.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Lahd's Forces
Specific Description Major Munah Tuma
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb was located near the road and detonated as the car carrying Tuma passed by it.
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 Tuma recently had been appointed by Antoine Lahd as Commander of Regiment 20 following the wounding of its commander, Joseph Karam.
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 0
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 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamic Resistance Claims Attack on SLA Officer," Voice of Lebanon, May 4, 1999.