Incident Summary:

05/10/2008: On Saturday, in the area of Corniche Mazraa, Beirut, Lebanon, intensive fire with high caliber heavy machine guns occurred during a funeral procession. Six civilian was killed and 20 others were wounded. No damage or motive were reported. No group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The attack took place in Beirut.

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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information The most recent available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from one to six, and the injuries for this attack from not reported to 20, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Ya Libnan, "Sunday's Live Coverage of the War in Lebanon," (May 11, 2008)."
"Agence France Presse, "Two Killed During Beirut Funeral: Hospital," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, May 10, 2008."
"United Press International, "Eleven Killed in New Lebanon Violence," United Press International, May 10, 2008."