Incident Summary:

08/29/2011: On Monday, in Dufas, Abyan, Yemen, suspected Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants attacked Yemeni soldiers. The attack killed 26 militants and 10 soldiers, and also wounded 38 militants and 30 soldiers. No group claimed responsibility, although AQAP is suspected.

GTD ID:
201108290003

When:
2011-08-29

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Abyan

City:
Dufas

Location Details:
The attack took place in an unknown area in Dufas, Abyan, Yemen.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yemeni Military
Specific Description Yemeni soldiers
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons were 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 36 Fatalities / 68 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 36
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 26
Total Number of Injured 68
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 38
Sources
"New York Times, "Twenty-Six Militants, 10 Soldiers Killed in Yemen Fighting," Associated Press, August 29, 2011, http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/08/29/world/middleeast/AP-ML-Yemen.html?ref=world."
"Oregon Live, "Twenty-Six Militants, 10 Soldiers Killed in Yemen Fighting," Associated Press, http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/26-militants-10-soldiers-killed-in-yemen/d8d97f1dac314623b409bc4998df8850 (August 29, 2011)."