Incident Summary:

10/09/2014: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden belt in a crowd of Huthi supporters at Tahrir Square, Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. In addition to the assailant, at least 45 people were killed and 150 others were injured in the blast. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201410090005

When:
2014-10-09

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah

City:
Sanaa

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 Huthi Supporters
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives belt was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 46 Fatalities / 150 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 46
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 150
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Sanaa suicide bombings," Reuters, October 10, 2014."
"Scores dead in Yemen's blasts," Al Jazeera, October 9, 2014."
"Death Toll in Suicide Bombing Against Houthis in Sana'a Rises to 45," Latin American Herald Tribune, October 10, 2014."