Incident Summary:

05/26/2008: On Monday, in Beirut, Lebanon, nine people were wounded during a pro-Nasrallah shooting between Shiite supporters of Hezbollah and pro-government Sunni loyalists. No damage or motive were reported. No group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 Supporters of pre-government were targeted.
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity
Specific Description Supporters of Hezbollah
Nationality of Target Lebanon
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
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 injuries for this attack from two to nine, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Associated Press Worldstream, "Lebanese Soldier Killed During Gunfight Between Pro-Government and Opposition Supporters," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press Worldstream, May 27, 2008.
Ya Libnan, "Monday News Briefs," (May 26, 2008).