Incident Summary:

12/23/2014: An explosive device detonated near the home of a Sanaa University professor in Bustan al-Sultan area of the Old City neighborhood, Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. Two people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bustan al-Sultan area of the Old City neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Sanaa University
Specific Description Professor: Ismael al-Wazeer
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive 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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Explosions rock Old Sana'a," Yemen Times, December 25, 2014.
"Two Houthis killed in series of blasts in Sanaa," Oman Tribune, December 24, 2014.
"State PAO: Yemeni Media Highlights for 23 December 2014," OSC Summary, December 23, 2014.