Incident Summary:

12/23/2014: An explosive device detonated outside of the homes of a newspaper editor and his father in Tabari neighborhood, Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. No casualties were reported, but homes were damaged in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it 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 Tabari neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Al-Balagh
Specific Description Editor: Abdullah Ibrahim 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
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 / 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
"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.