Incident Summary:

12/28/2018: Assailants fired a missile targeting Najran, Saudi Arabia. Saudi coalition forces intercepted the missile; there were no reported casualties. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201812290018

When:
2018-12-28

Country:
Saudi Arabia

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Najran

City:
Najran

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Najran City
Specific Description City
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 Zilzal-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: Personal claim)
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 air defences intercept missiles targeting Najran," Gulf Daily News, December 29, 2018.
"Yemen: Roundup of Huthi Developments 2000 GMT 30 December 2018," Summary, December 29, 2018.
"Revision: Saudi Arabia: Roundup of Stability-Related Developments, Commentary 27 December 2018 - 2 January 2019," Summary, December 27, 2018.