Incident Summary:

06/04/2008: On Wednesday, assailants fired three mortars at a border crossing in Sufa, Southern District, Israel, causing no casualties or damage. Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200806040028

When:
2008-06-04

Country:
Israel

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Southern

City:
Sufa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians were targeted in the attack
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Three mortar round 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (suspected) Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Israel National News, Hana Levi Julian, "Hamas Threatens to Storm Rafiah Crossing," http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126412 (June 04, 2008).
National Counterterrorism Center, "Community Targeted in Mortar Attack by Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades at the Sufa Crossing, Southern District, Israel," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (January 25, 2010).