Incident Summary:

07/03/2007: Seven Spanish tourists and their 2 Yemeni guides were killed in a suicide car bombing in the Marib Province of Yemen. Al-Qaida has taken responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200707030001

When:
2007-07-03

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Marib

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description 2 Yemeni guides
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description 7 Spanish Tourists
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Al-Qaida in Yemen Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Thomas Catan, "Spanish tourists killed as suicide bomber strikes in Yemen," The Times, July 3, 2007.
Ian Black, "Tourists killed in car bombing in Yemen," The Guardian, July 3, 2007.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Tourists at Yemen Temple, Killing 9, The New York Times, July 3, 2007.