Incident Summary:

03/30/2003: An Egyptian electrician ran his truck into a group of soldiers outside of a store at Camp Udairi in northern Kuwait, injuring 15 U.S. soldiers. The man was shot twice and arrested by authorities, he later admitted that he tried to kill the soldiers to keep them from "killing innocent people in Iraq."

GTD ID:
200303300003

When:
2003-03-30

Country:
Kuwait

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jahra

City:
Udairi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity U.S. Military
Specific Description U.S. Military at Camp Udairi, Kuwait
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Egyptians Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 15
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"Patrick McDowell, "Truck Plows into U.S. Soldiers Outside Store at Kuwaiti Desert Base, 15 Injured," Associated Press, March 30, 2003.
"Egyptian Employee Rams Truck into Soldiers in Military Camp in Kuwait," Agence France Presse, March 30, 2003.
"Egyptian who Rammed US Soldiers Tried to Kill Them to Save Iraqis: Reports," Agence France Presse, April 6, 2003.