Incident Summary:

02/11/2012: A senior intelligence officer was shot dead in Al Bayda city, Al Bayda governorate, Yemen. No group claimed responsibility, though sources suspected Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The specific motive is unknown; however, AQAP recently asserted their intention to eliminate the government intelligence agencies' high-ranking members.

GTD ID:
201202110023

When:
2012-02-11

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda

City:
Bayda

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Political Security Organization (PSO)
Specific Description Senior Intelligence Officer: Eyeda bin Faraj
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"2nd LD: Electoral official, republican guard officer killed in ambush in southern Yemen," Xinhua News Agency, February 15, 2012."
"Al-Qaeda assassinates intelligence official in southern Yemen," Asian News International, February 12, 2012."