Incident Summary:

03/14/2017: Assailants opened fire on a security patrol in Qatif, Eastern, Saudi Arabia. A soldier was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703140022

When:
2017-03-14

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Qatif

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Royal Saudi Arabian Armed Forces
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Unknown 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 gunmen in Shi'ite Muslim town," Ynet News, March 15, 2017."
"Saudi soldier killed by gunmen in Shi'ite Muslim town - ministry," Reuters India, March 15, 2017."
"Saudi soldier killed by gunmen in Eastern Province," Times of Oman, March 15, 2017."