Incident Summary:

11/30/2011: Suspected members of Al-Qa ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) attempted to assassinate a high ranking officer of the special security forces in Aden city, Adan governorate, Yemen. Colonel Taha al-Subihi, in charge of emergency operations department, was traveling in a vehicle in Khor Maksar district when three unidentified gunmen opened fire upon him. While the Colonel escaped unharmed, two other soldiers were killed in the attack. There were no reported arrests following the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Khor Maksar district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yemeni special security forces
Specific Description Colonel Taha al-Subihi, in charge of emergency operations
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Senior officer survives attack by suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen's Aden," Xinhua News Agency, November 30, 2011.