Incident Summary:

12/23/2014: An explosive device planted underneath the car of a judge detonated while it was being defused in Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. One Huthi was killed and one other was wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the blast 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 Old Quarter area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
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 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
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.