Incident Summary:

03/01/2000: Five Southern Lebanonese Army soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in 'Ayn Qinya, in Hasbayya District, Lebanon. Hizballah claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

An Nabatiyah

Ayn Qinya

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 soldiers in 'Ayn Qinya, in Hasbayya District, 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 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 This attack was the most violent attack since Israel suspended its participation in the southern Lebanon cease-fire monitoring group on February 11, 2000.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
“France Urges Restraint After Hezbollah Attack,” Agence France Presse, March 1, 2000.
“More On Death OF SLA Men; Israeli Shelling,” Beirut Radio, March 1, 2000.