Incident Summary:

12/01/2014: An explosive device was discovered and safely defused outside the home of a Egyptian-United States (US) doctor in Abu Dhabi city, Abu Dhabi emirate, United Arab Emirates. This was one of two attacks targeting US civilians carried out by the same assailant on the same day. An unknown group claimed responsibility for the incident and Dalal al Hashemi confessed to having carried out the attack.



United Arab Emirates

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Residence of Doctor: M. H. H.
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A primitive bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Suspect Is Held in Killing of American in Abu Dhabi," The New York Times, December 5, 2014.
"American doctor praises UAE law enforcement officials," Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), December 7, 2014.
"Abu Dhabi doctor relives bomb plot," Gulf News, December 6, 2014.