Incident Summary:

09/07/2018: Assailants launched a missile targeting Najran, Saudi Arabia. The missile was intercepted and destroyed; no casualties were reported. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201809070012

When:
2018-09-07

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Najran

City:
Unknown

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 Katyusha rocket 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: Personal claim)
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 Arabian forces intercept Houthi missile fired toward Najran," Arab News, September 7, 2018.
"Yemen: Roundup of Huthi Developments 2000 GMT 9 September 2018," Summary, September 8, 2018.