Incident Summary:

02/22/2014: Assailants kidnapped a Czech doctor as she was walking to work in Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. The doctor was released unharmed later the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Doctor
Nationality of Target Czech Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom 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) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the incident was a kidnapping for ransom.
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Kidnappers free Czech doctor in Yemen," Reuters, February 23, 2014.
"Czech doctor is kidnapped in the Yemeni capital, released within hours," Yemen Post, February 23, 2014.
"State PAO: Yemeni Media Highlights for 23 February 2014," US Embassy Public Affairs Office, February 23, 2014.