Incident Summary:

01/02/2014: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle in Haret Hraik town, Mount Lebanon governorate, Lebanon. In addition to the assailant, five people were killed and 66 others were wounded in the attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201401020024

When:
2014-01-02

Country:
Lebanon

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mount Lebanon

City:
Haret Hraik

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages 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 Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 66 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 66
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Large explosion hits Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut," Deutsche Welle, January 2, 2014."
"Qaida-linked group claims Beirut bombing," Jerusalem Post, January 4, 2014."
"Deadly car bomb blast in Beirut," Guardian.co.uk, January 2, 2014."