Incident Summary:

08/10/2005: Mortar rounds were shot across the Iraqi border into Kuwait from Umm Qasr, Iraq. Local authorities suspected that members of the Badr Brigade were behind the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200508100005

When:
2005-08-10

Country:
Kuwait

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jahra

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilians on the Kuwaiti side of Umm Qasr
Nationality of Target Kuwait
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A mortar was used to carry out the attack.
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 The attack came a day after several hundred Iraqis tore down a barrier put up by Kuwaiti authorities along the border.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) Badr Organization No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
“Iraqis fired mortar bombs into Kuwait: Iraqi PM,” Agence France Presse, August 10, 2005.
“Iraqi anger at Kuwait barrier heightens security risk,” Lloyd's List, August 15, 2005.