Incident Summary:

08/28/2018: Assailants in Yemen fired a missile at Najran, Saudi Arabia. Security forces intercepted the missile; no casualties were reported. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201808280035

When:
2018-08-28

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Najran

City:
Najran

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Najran City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A Badr-1 ballistic missile 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
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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 Arabia intercepts Yemen's missile shot towards border," Xinhua General News Service, August 28, 2018.
"Saudi Royal Air Force intercepts Houthi missile over Najran," Arab News, August 28, 2018.
"Army fire a ballistic missile on a Saudi' camp in Najran," Saba.ye, August 29, 2018.