Incident Summary:

07/22/1999: A bomb exploded a few meters north of the Lebanese border, narrowly missing a bus loaded with soldiers and civilians. Officials accused Hizballah of planting the explosive, which caused minor damage to the road.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred close to the Lebanese/ Israeli border.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description IDF Soldiers on a bus near the Israel - Lebanon border
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Passengers on a bus near the Israel - Lebanon border
Nationality of Target Israel
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
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 The specific location of the attack was not disclosed in reports.
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
“Bomb Blast on Border,” Ha’aretz, July 23, 1999.
"Bomb Explodes Near Lebanese Border, Nobody Hurt,” Ha’aretz, July 23, 1999.