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.



Saudi Arabia

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


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
"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.