Incident Summary:

10/17/2013: Assailants attacked a security base in Al Bayda governorate, Yemen. At least eight soldiers were killed and 21 others were injured. This was one of three attacks on security targets in the area on this day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

GTD ID:
201310170037

When:
2013-10-17

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yemeni Army
Specific Description Security Base
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Al-Qaida kills 15 soldiers in suicide bombing attack on Yemeni military base," Xinhua News Agency, October 18, 2013."
"Militants kill 8 soldiers in SW Yemen," IRIB World Service, October 18, 2013."