Incident Summary:

08/20/2017: Suicide bombers attempted to detonate explosives targeting military personnel in Baalbek, Beqaa, Lebanon. The military thwarted the attack and an unknown number of assailants were killed. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources noted that the attack occurred as Lebanese security forces were carrying out military operations targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201708200033

When:
2017-08-20

Country:
Lebanon

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Beqaa

City:
Baalbek

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Baalbek district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Lebanese Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Lebanon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Two explosives-laden vehicles, including a motorcycle, were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"ISIL mine kills three Lebanese troops on Syrian border," Al Jazeera, August 20, 2017.
"ISIL mine kills three Lebanese troops on Syrian border," Al Jazeera, August 20, 2017.