Incident Summary:

09/22/2018: Assailants launched a missile at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The missile was intercepted by Arab coalition air defense forces; no casualties were reported. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.



Saudi Arabia

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport
Specific Description Airport
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 Badr-1 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: 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
"Xinhua: Yemen's Houthi Rebels Say Fire Ballistic Missile At Saudi Regional Airport," Xinhua, September 22, 2018.
"Yemen: Roundup of Huthi Developments 2000 GMT 24 September 2018," Summary, September 23, 2018.
"Yemen: Roundup of Huthi Developments 2000 GMT 23 September 2018," Summary, September 22, 2018.