Incident Summary:

05/26/2019: Security forces intercepted an explosives-laden drone fired at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Airport 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:



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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A Qasef-2K remote-controlled explosives-laden drone 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
"Houthi drone targeting Jazan airport destroyed," The Saudi Gazette, May 26, 2019.
"Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi drone targeting Jizan airport," Ani News, May 26, 2019.
"BREAKING: Saudi Arabia shoots down drone carrying explosives on way to airport," Daily Star Online, May 26, 2019.