Incident Summary:

07/12/1999: The Islamic Resistance issued a statement saying than one of its groups detonated an explosive device against the car of Ahmad Shibli Salih, a South Lebanon Army official, while he was traveling on a road in 'Ayta al-Sha'b, Lebanon. Salih was slightly injured in the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

An Nabatiyah

Ayta Al-Shab

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 South Lebanon Army official traveling on 'Ayta al-Sha'b Road
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
The device was a 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah Islamic Resistance Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Explosion Wounds 'Security Element' in South Lebanon,” Voice of the South, July 12, 1999.
"Islamic Resistance Claims Attack Against SLA Officer,” Voice of Lebanon, July 12, 1999.