Incident Summary:

08/05/2019: Security forces identified and intercepted an explosives-laden drone targeting Najran Regional Airport near Najran, Saudi Arabia. No casualties were reported in the attack. This was one of three related attacks targeting airports in Saudi Arabia on this date. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incidents.



Saudi Arabia

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Najran

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Najran Regional 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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
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
"Drones from Yemen target Saudi airports: Coalition," Oman Observer, August 5, 2019.
"Yemeni Drones Target Two Saudi Airports, Airbase Using New Type of Drone - Reports," Sputnik, August 5, 2019.