Incident Summary:

01/28/2015: Assailants launched missiles at a military convoy in Ghajar village, Golan Heights, Israel. Two soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in the attack. This was one of three similar attacks in this area on January 28, 2015. Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried in retaliation for a recent Israeli air strike that killed six Hezbollah members and an Iranian general.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Golan Heights


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Givati Brigade
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Kornet anti-tank missiles 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Hezbollah strike kills 2 IDF soldiers, wounds 7. Vehicles targeted by missile on civilian road in Ghajar. IDF artillery, tanks return fire, killing UNIFIL soldier," Jerusalem Post, January 29, 2015.
"New details emerge: At least 5 Kornet missiles fired in Hezbollah ambush of IDF soldiers," Jerusalem Post, January 28, 2015.
"Hezbollah claims responsibility for attack on Israeli soldiers," Nigeria Punch, January 29, 2015.