Incident Summary:

09/29/2016: Assailants fired projectiles at Saudi Border Guard officers in Al-Tuwal, Jazan, Saudi Arabia. At least one officer were killed in the blasts. This was on of two projectile attacks in Al-Tuwal on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to Huthi extremists.

GTD ID:
201609290023

When:
2016-09-29

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jazan

City:
Al-Tuwal

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Saudi Border Guard
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Saudi soldier killed by shells from Yemen," The Gulf Today, September 30, 2016."
"Houthi shelling from Yemen border kills Saudi soldier," Al-Araby al-Jadeed, September 30, 2016."