Incident Summary:

06/18/2008: On Wednesday, in Kufr Aza, Southern District, Israel, assailants fired two rockets near a military base, causing no reported casualties or damages. Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kfar Aza

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 A civilian community of Kufr Aza
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two rockets 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: Personal claim)
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
BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Two Palestinian Militants Injured in IDF Shelling; Groups Fire at Israel," LexisNexis Academic, Ma'an News Agency, June 18,2008.
National Counterterrorism Center, "Communities Targeted in Rocket Attacks by Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades in Sederot, Southern District, Israel and Kefar 'Azza, Southern District, Israel," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (January 26, 2010).