Incident Summary:

1/12/2000: A remote-controlled bomb exploded in the vicinity of a military convoy near the Soujod fortifications in South Lebanon. A South Lebanon Army (SLA) militiaman was killed in the blast. The Hizballah movement claimed responsibility for the attack on the convoy. Israeli warplanes conducted three air raids on Lebanese guerrilla strongholds in the first 12 hours following the death of the SLA militiaman.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Sejoud

Location Details:
"Near the Soujod fortifications in the central sector of the 15 km (nine mile)-deep zone Israel occupies in south Lebanon"

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
Specific Description Militiamen traveling in a military convoy near the Soujod fortifications
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
"A remote-controlled 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
Additional Information Two sources state that one SLA militiaman was killed, while a third source states that all passengers in the vehicle were wounded or killed
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bomb kills pro-Israeli militiaman in south Lebanon," Reuters, January 12, 2000.
"Israel planes attack south Lebanon after death of militiaman," Agence France-Presse, January 12, 2000.
"Lebanese Hezbollah claims responsibility for killing pro-Israeli militiaman," Agence France-Presse, January 12, 2000.