Incident Summary:

09/02/2018: Assailants launched a missile targeting military positions in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The missiles were intercepted and destroyed; no casualties were reported. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201809020002

When:
2018-09-02

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jazan

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Royal Saudi Arabian Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
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 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 confirms interception of Houthi missile fired toward border city," Xinhua News Agency, September 2, 2018.
"Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militia towards Jazan," Arab News, September 2, 2018.
"Yemen: Roundup of Huthi Developments 2000 GMT 03 September 2018," Summary, September 2, 2018.