Incident Summary:

05/27/2014: An explosive device detonated near a Yemeni Army vehicle at a market in Sanah village, Ad Dali governorate, Yemen. At least three people, including two soldiers, were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Southern Mobility Movement (Yemen).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Ad Dali


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yemeni Army
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
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
Explosives Unknown Explosive 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Southern Mobility Movement (Yemen) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Yemen: 3 Killed in Fresh Clashes in Al-Dali Between Gunmen, Military Forces," Yemen Times, May 29, 2014.
"Yemen: Roundup of Security Incidents 28 May 2014," OSC Summary, May 27, 2014.
"Yemen: SMM Detonates Explosive Device Against Armed Forces Killing 2, Wounding 4 Others," Yemen Fox, May 28, 2014.