Incident Summary:

08/18/2011: On Thursday at 1200 noon, in the vicinity of Elilat, Southern District, Israel, three men in a private car opened fire on an Egged Bus along Road 12 northwest of Eilat. An unknown amount of damage was caused and ten civilians were wounded. 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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Location Details:
The attack occurred on Road 12 in Eilat, Southern District, Israel.

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 Civilians in the 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 Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms 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 10 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
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
Israel National News, Elad Benari, "Synagogue Hit as Grad Missiles Fired at Be’er Sheva and Ashdod," (August 19, 2011).
Global Jewish News, "Seven Israelis Killed in Terror Attacks near Eilat," Global Jewish News, August 18, 2011,
Yaakov Katz, "Timeline of the Attacks on the Sinai Border," Jerusalem Post, August 19, 2011.