Incident Summary:

09/14/2018: Assailants launched a rocket targeting Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The rocket was intercepted and destroyed; no casualties were reported. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201809140008

When:
2018-09-14

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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Jazan 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 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: 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 Arabia intercepts missile shot towards border city Jazan," Xinhua General News Service, September 15, 2018.
"Saudi says it destroyed missile fired at Aramco facility by Houthis," SRN News, September 14, 2018.