Incident Summary:

11/26/2014: An assailant opened fire on military guards when they prevented him from reaching the United States (US) Embassy in Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. The assailant and a soldier were killed in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United States Department of State
Specific Description Embassy
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
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) 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Qaeda claims ' bomb attack' on US embassy in Yemen: SITE," Agence France Presse -- English, November 29, 2014.
"Yemen: Open Source Security Highlights 29 November 2014," OSC Summary, November 28, 2014.
"Yemeni gunman, soldier killed in shooting outside US embassy in Sanaa," BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, November 27, 2014.