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 Eastern Province," Times of Oman, March 15, 2017."
"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."