Incident Summary:

12/29/2014: Assailants opened fire on Colonel Nasser Ahem in Bayda city, Al Bayda governorate, Yemen. Ahem, a senior intelligence officer, was killed in the attack. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Political Security Organization (PSO)
Specific Description Colonel: Nasser Ahem
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
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
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Qaeda claims failed ambush on Yemen general, death of soldier," Agence France Presse -- English, December 29, 2014.
"Yemeni intelligence officer killed, general escapes in ambushes," Japan Times, December 30, 2014.
"Yemeni Intel Officer Killed; General Escapes Ambush," Israel National News, December 29, 2014.