Incident Summary:

09/16/2009: On Wednesday, in the Negev, Southern District, Israel, assailants fired several mortars at communities, causing no casualties or damage. Ansar al-Sunnah was responsible.

GTD ID:
200909160008

When:
2009-09-16

Country:
Israel

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Southern

City:
Eshkol regional council

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Eshkol regional council

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
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
Several mortars 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
Ansar Al Sunnah (Palestine) No
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "Communities Targeted in Mortar Attack by Ansar al-Sunnah in the Negev, Southern District, Israel," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 13, 2010.
Qatar News Agency, "Gaza's Mortar Shells Target Negev, Israeli Sources," LexisNexis Academic, Qatar News Agency, September 16, 2009.