Incident Summary:

09/04/2018: Assailants launched missiles targeting an Aramco facility 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:
201809050001

When:
2018-09-04

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jazan

City:
Jazan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco)
Specific Description Facility
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
Four Badr-1 ballistic missiles were 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
"YEMEN SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles launched by Yemeni Houthi rebels," EFE, September 5, 2018.
"Xinhua: Yemen's Houthi Forces Fire 4 Missiles At Saudi Oil Facilities: Report," Xinhua, September 4, 2018.
"Saudi Arabia: Roundup of Stability-Related Developments, Commentary 30 August - 5 September 2018," Summary, August 30, 2018.