Incident Summary:

06/12/2016: An explosive device detonated in front of the BLOM Bank headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. At least two people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Hezbollah.

GTD ID:
201606120025

When:
2016-06-12

Country:
Lebanon

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Beirut

City:
Beirut

Location Details:
The incident occurred in front of the Lebanese Blom Bank headquarters.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity BLOM Bank
Specific Description Bank
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage $60,000,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device weighing between three and fifteen kilograms was 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"CCTV footage holds clues to bombing," The Daily Star (Lebanon), June 15, 2016."
"Lebanon's interior minister says Beirut blast targeted bank," Associated Press, June 13, 2016."
"Bomb explodes outside Lebanese Blom Bank in Beirut," Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2016."