Incident Summary:

12/29/2014: An unknown number of explosive devices detonated near the convoy of General Abdrulrahman Al Hulaili in Qatn village, Hadramawt governorate, Yemen. The general was not harmed in the attack, but at least three other soldiers were wounded. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yemeni Army
Specific Description General: Abdrulrahman Al Hulaili
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Roadside bombs and firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
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.