Incident Summary:

12/29/2013: Two rockets launched in quick succession from Lebanon struck a residential area in Kiryat Shmona, Northern district, Israel. There were no reported casualties or property damage resulting from the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Israeli officials attributed the attack to Hezbollah.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kiryat Shmona

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kiryat Shmona Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two rockets 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
Hezbollah 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
"Israel's Netanyahu blames Hezbollah for rocket fire," Agence France Presse -- English, December 29, 2013.
"Army finds launch pads used in attack on Israel," Lebanon Daily Star, December 29, 2013.
"Kiryat Shmona Mayor: I ?Went Outside and Saw the Smoke?,", December 29, 2013.