Incident Summary:

01/04/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) patrol in the Shebba Heights area, Hor Dov, Golan Heights, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the blast. Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the killing of former Hezbollah leader Samir Kantar.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Golan Heights

Near Hor Dov

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shebba Heights area.

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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah Samir Qantar Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Hezbollah sets off large border bomb targeting IDF heavy vehicles," Jerusalem Post, January 4, 2016.
"Hezbollah bombing targets Israel forces," BBC, January 4, 2016.
"Hezbollah claims attack on Israeli forces," Deutsche Welle, January 4, 2016.