10/20/2008: On Monday, a parcel bomb detonated in Sanaa city, San'a province of Yemen, killing Shaykh Mohammad bin Rabeesh Kaalan, security chief for Madghal district. Kaalan received an anonymous phone call from someone who asked him to collect a parcel said to contain security information from a nearby store. A soldier was also wounded by the parcel bomb, which was sent from Sanaa. Al Qaeda was suspected in the attack.
Middle East & North Africa
Amanat Al Asimah
|Type of Attack ()
|Successful Attack? ()
Target Information ()
|Target Type: Police|
|Name of Entity
||Madghal Law Enforcement|
||The target was Shaykh Mohammed bin Rabeesh Kaalan, the security chief for the Madghal district.|
|Nationality of Target
|Extent of Property Damage
|Value of Property Damage
|The explosive was a letter bomb.|
|Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?||Unknown|
|Part of Multiple Incident?||No|
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|Doubt Terrorism Proper ()
|Number of Perpetrators
|Number of Captured Perpetrators
|Total Number of Casualties
||1 Fatalities / 1 Injured|
|Total Number of Fatalities
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|Number of U.S. Injured
|Number of Perpetrators Injured
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