Incident Summary:

09/30/2018: Security forces identified and destroyed two remote-controlled explosives-laden boats targeting a port in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201809300008

When:
2018-09-30

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jazan

City:
Near Jazan

Location Details:
The incident occurred off the coast.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Maritime
Name of Entity Jazan City Port
Specific Description Port
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
Two remote-controlled explosives-laden boats were 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
Sources
"Saudi says foils Yemen's Houthi attack on port city," Xinhua News Agency, September 30, 2018.
"Houthi boat attack foiled near Saudi Arabia's Jazan port," Arab News, September 30, 2018.
"Xinhua: Yemen's Houthi Rebels Claim Attacks On Dubai Airport, Saudi Seaport," Xinhua, September 30, 2018.