Incident Summary:

09/26/2013: An explosive device detonated in Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah, Yemen. At least two people were killed and another 20 were injured in the attack. This was the second of two blasts at the same location; the explosion targeted crowds that had gathered in response to an earlier bombing. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb in a plastic bag was hidden in a trash pile was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Twin Blasts in Yemen Capital Wound 20: Ministry," Jakarta Globe, September 26, 2013."
"Twin blasts in Yemen capital wound 20: ministry," Agence France Presse -- English, September 26, 2013."
"Twin blasts in Yemen capital wound 20: ministry," Indian Express, September 26, 2013."