Incident Summary:

10/10/2011: On Monday, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Gaza Strip, an unknown assailant killed himself while planting an improvised explosive device near a security fence separating Israel's southern communities from Hamas ruled Gaza. The bomb was accidentally detonated while the assailant was planting the bomb. The assailant was identified as Ahmad al-Azameh. The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) claimed responsibility.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Location Details:
The bombing took place in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description A security fence
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was 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
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Israel National News, "Gaza Terrorist Killed by Own Bomb," (October 10, 2011).
Agence France Presse, "Gaza Militant Killed near Israel Border: Palestinians," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, October 10, 2011.
Associated Press, "Palestinian Killed in Gaza Blast," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press, October 10, 2011.