Incident Summary:

05/30/2008: On Friday, at least eight people were killed and 26 wounded after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle on worshippers at a mosque in Kohal, Amran, Yemen. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200805300019

When:
2008-05-30

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amran

City:
Kohal

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description Worshippers at a mosque in Kohal
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
An assault rifle 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"BBC News, "Gunman Attacks Mosque in Yemen," BBC News, May 30, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "Official: Gunman Opens Fire on Worshippers Inside a Northern Yemeni Mosque," Associated Press, May 30, 2008."