Incident Summary:

05/02/2008: On Friday, 15 people were killed and 60 injured when a bomb hidden in a motorcycle exploded outside Salman Mosque in Saada, Saada, Yemen. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200805020010

When:
2008-05-02

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saada

City:
Sadah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Salman Mosque
Specific Description The Salman Mosque
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A motorcycle bomb 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 60 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 60
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Mohammed Sudam, "Blast at Yemen Mosque Kills 15, Wounds 60," Reuters, May 2, 2008."
"Ahmed Al Haj, "Yemen: Motorcycle Bomb Kills 18, Wounds 45 at Mosque," Associated Press, May 2, 2008."