Incident Summary:

07/25/2008: On Friday, a car bomb explosion struck a police compound in Sayun city, Hadhramaut province, Yemen, killing two people and wounding 18 others. No claim of responsibility was issued.

GTD ID:
200807250020

When:
2008-07-25

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hadramawt

City:
Seiyun

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity
Specific Description The Interior Ministry headquarters
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle 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 2 Fatalities / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"PressTV.ir, "Two Killed in Yemen Bomb Attack," PressTV.ir, July 25, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "Al-Qaida in Yemen Claims Responsibility for Suicide Car Bomb that Killed a Policeman," Associated Press Worldstream, July 27, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "Two Dead, 17 Wounded in Car Bomb Attack on Yemen Police," Deutsche Press-Agentur, July 25, 2008."