Incident Summary:

01/17/2006: Two Jordanian UN peacekeepers, Sgt. Rabi Jalal Merei and Capt. Tareq Abded Al Fattah Al Jaafreh, were killed and a third was seriously wounded when members of a gang armed with guns attacked their checkpoint in the Cite Soleil neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:


Cite Soliel

Location Details:
Cite Soleil neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations
Specific Description Two UN peacekeepers: Sgt. Rabi Jalal Merei and Capt. Tareq Abded Al Fattah Al Jaafreh
Nationality of Target Jordan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“2nd Roundup: Two Jordanian U.N. Soldiers Killed in Haiti,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, January 17, 2006.
“Memorial Service Honors U.N. Soldiers Slain in Haiti,” Associated Press Worldstream, January 20, 2006.
“Two UN Peacekeepers Killed, One Injured in Port-au-Prince,” Agence France Presse, January 17, 2006.