Incident Summary:

10/31/2005: Unidentified gunmen ambushed and killed 12 policemen northeast of Sa’dah City in Yemen. Authorities suspected numerous groups including Al-Qa`ida, but no group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200510310003

When:
2005-10-31

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sa'dah (Governorate)

City:
Near Sa'dah City

Location Details:
Northeast of Sa'dah City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Yemen Police
Specific Description Policemen stationed northeast of Sa’dah City
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?Unknown
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Information
Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qa’ida in Yemen No
Huthis Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Faysal Mukarram, “Yemen: 12 Policemen Reportedly Killed in Ambush in Sa'dah Governorate,” London Al-Hayah,” London Al-Hayah, October 31, 2005.