Incident Summary:

05/09/2008: On Friday, at 1245, six were killed and 20 others were injured when Amal Militia gunmen opened fire on a funeral procession on the Tareeq al Jadeedah road in Tripoli, Northern Province, Lebanon. One gunmen was arrested in connection with the shooting.

GTD ID:
200805090010

When:
2008-05-09

Country:
Lebanon

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North

City:
Tripoli

Location Details:
The incident happened on the Tareeq al Jadeedah road in Tripoli, Northern Province, Lebanon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A funeral procession
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Amal (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Lexis Nexis, "Six Killed During Beirut Funeral," Suna News Agency, May 10, 2008."
"Ya Libnan, "Saturday's Live Coverage of the War in Lebanon," Ya Libnan, http://yalibnan.com/site/archives/2008/05/_1415_governmen.php."