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.



Saudi Arabia

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


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
"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,", September 20, 2018.