Incident Summary:

09/18/2018: Assailants launched a rocket into Dhahran al-Janub, Asir, Saudi Arabia. There were no casualties in the attack, but a mosque and a civilian residence were damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Houthi extremists.

GTD ID:
201809180011

When:
2018-09-18

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Asir

City:
Dhahran al-Janub

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
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
"Mosque, properties damaged in missile attack on Saudi southwestern border," Xinhua News Agency, September 18, 2018.
"Mosque hit in Houthi attack in Asir," Saudi Gazette, September 18, 2018.
"Domestic Missile Targets a Military Base in Saudi Arabia," Yamanyoon.com, September 20, 2018.