Incident Summary:

08/14/2007: A Moroccan suicide attacker attempted to board a bus of tourists in the city of Meknes in the Meknes-Tafilalet (Region), Morocco. The driver refused to let him on the bus and instead shut the door, leaving the bomb to detonate outside. Only the attacker was injured.

GTD ID:
200708140002

When:
2007-08-14

Country:
Morocco

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Meknes-Tafilalet (Region)

City:
Meknes

Location Details:
Lahdim square

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Bus of tourists in Morocco
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Moroccan suicide attacker attacks foreign tourists,” Agence France Presse, August 14, 2007.