Incident Summary:

12/16/2010: On Thursday, in the Hadda area of Sanaa city, San’a province, Yemen, unidentified militants threw an improvised explosive device at the vehicle of a group of US embassy staffers. No casualties or damages were reported from the blast and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Location Details:
The attack took place in the Haddah neighborhood of Sanaa.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United States Government
Specific Description US embassy workers
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device 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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Press TV, "US Embassy Staffers Attacked in Yemen," (December 17, 2010).
Xinhua News Agency, "Suspect Arrested Over U.S. Embassy Vehicle Attack in Yemeni Capital," Xinhua News Agency, December 18, 2010,
Ahmed al-Haj, "Bomb Hits US Embassy Vehicle in Yemen," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press, December 16, 2010.