Incident Summary:

09/28/2001: Three Palestinians, Shadi Lafi, Ahmad Mahdi, and Lu’ay Abu-Akar, from the town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, were killed when a bomb detonated in the vicinity of Al-Nur mosque. Palestinian media reports on the incident indicated that the explosion was thought to be caused by a charge planted by the Israeli occupation army at an earlier point in time. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians near the Al-Nur Mosque
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Three More Palestinians Killed In Explosion In Rafah: Death Tally Rises to Six,” Voice of Palestine, September 28, 2001.