Incident Summary:

08/28/2016: Assailants in Yemen fired projectiles that landed and detonated in Samtah, Jazan, Saudi Arabia. At least three people were injured in the attack. The Popular Resistance Committees (Yemen) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201608280025

When:
2016-08-28

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jazan

City:
Samtah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Samtah Province
Specific Description Province
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Resistance Committees (Yemen) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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 0
Sources
"Shelling from Yemen kills 3 Saudi children," Saudi Gazette, August 30, 2016.
"Yemen cross-border shelling kills 3 Saudi children," Lebanon Daily Star, August 29, 2016.
"Three injured by rocket fired from Yemen," LexisNexis Licensed Source, August 30, 2016.