Incident Summary:

12/30/1999: A Hizballah suicide bomber injured 11 Lebanese citizens and an Israeli Defense soldier in an attack on a convoy in al-Qulay'ah (Al Qulaylah), Lebanon. The suicide bomber used a car in his attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Defense Forces
Specific Description Israeli Defense Forces in a convoy in al-Qulay'ah (Al Qulaylah), Lebanon
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in a convoy in al-Qulay'ah (Al Qulaylah), 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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
The suicide bomber detonated himself inside a bomb-filled car.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 the first suicide bombing in nearly four years in southern Lebanon.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Hizballah Suicide Bombing in Lebanon Injures 13,” Jerusalem Qol Yisra'el, December 30, 1999.
“SLA Condemns Hizballah 'Terrorist' South Lebanon Bombing,” Kafr Killa Voice of the South, December 31, 1999.
“Suicide Bomber Hurts 13 in Lebanon,” Chicago Tribune, December 30, 1999.