Incident Summary:

12/16/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers near Ein HaShlosha, Southern district, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Palestinian extremists.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Ein HaShlosha

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
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
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 3
"Two terrorists killed trying to ram soldiers in Kalandiya. 3 soldiers wounded by friendly fire during night raid. IDF fires into Gaza after device explodes on border," The Jerusalem Post, December 17, 2015.
"Explosive thrown at IDF forces patrolling Gaza border,", December 16, 2015.
"Palestinians attack IDF patrol with bomb, gunfire on Gaza border," Before It's News, December 16, 2015.