Incident Summary:

06/20/2008: On Friday, assailants detonated an explosive charge in a refugee camp in Ayn Al Hulwah, Southern Province, Lebanon, injuring three civilians. It is suspected that Al Fatah is responsible.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Ain al-Hilweh

Location Details:
The attack took place in Ayn Al Hulwah.

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 Assailants targeted the refugee camp.
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was a refugee camp.
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives 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
Al-Fatah (suspected) No
Jund al-Sham for Tawhid and Jihad (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Lebanon: Four killed in Tripoli Clashes; Jund Al-Sham Figure Hurt," LexisNexis Academic, Lebanese National News Agency, June 23, 2008.
Yalibanan, "Two Wounded in Clashes Between Jund al-Sham and Fatah in Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian Refugee Camp", June 20, 2008.