Incident Summary:

03/04/2010: On Thursday, in Haifa, Haifa, Israel, a suicide bomber detonated a motorcycle vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. One civilian was killed, 12 others were injured, and a bus was damaged. Ahrar al-Jalil claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

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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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A vehicle borne improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Ahrar Al-Jalil (Free People of the Galilee) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Killed, 12 Others Wounded in Suicide VBIED Attack by Ahrar al-Jalil in Haifa, Haifa, Israel," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, July 28, 2010.
Jerusalem Post, "News in Brief," LexisNexis Academic, Jerusalem Post, March 5, 2010.
Kuna News Agency, "One Israeli Killed, 12 Injured in Motorcycle Bomb Attack in Haifa," Kuna News Agency, March 5, 2010,