Incident Summary:

08/18/2011: On Thursday at 1200 noon, in Eilat, Southern District, Israel, three unknown gunmen armed with assault rifles, opened fire targeting the number 932 bus carrying civilians. The gunmen wounded five civilians in the attack. This was one of five related attacks in and around Eilat on the same day. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Citizens were targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description A bus
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
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Xinhua News Agency, "Israeli Bus Shot near Eilat, Five Wounded: Report," Xinhua News Agency, August 18, 2011,
Xinhua News Agency, "Five Israelis Injured in Shooting Attack on Bus," Xinhua News Agency, August 18, 2011,