Incident Summary:

05/16/2011: On Monday, at police checkpoint in Ash Shuaybah, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait, unknown assailants planted an improvised explosive device consisting of C4 plastic explosives that was hidden in the exhaust pipe of a truck that belonged to the Electricity and Water Ministry. The bomb would later be discovered by police. No casualties or damages were reported and no group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
201105160012

When:
2011-05-16

Country:
Kuwait

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ahmadi

City:
Shuaibah

Location Details:
The attempted attack occurred at a police checkpoint in Ash Shuaybah, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target is unknown.
Nationality of Target Kuwait
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
C4 plastic 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
Unknown 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
"Reuters, "Dogs Sniff Out Explosives in Truck at Kuwaiti Port," Reuters, May 16, 2011, http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/dogs-sniff-out-explosives-in-truck-at-kuwaiti-port/."