Incident Summary:

12/30/2014: Assailants attacked the Cooperative and Agricultural Credit Bank in Ash Shihr town, Hadramawt governorate, Yemen. This was one of two banks targeted in Ash Shihr on this date. One police officer was killed and approximately 233,000 USD were stolen across both attacks. 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:


Ash Shihr

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Cooperative and Agricultural Credit Bank
Specific Description Bank
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Yemeni Police
Specific Description Officer
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 $116,500.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed across incidents 201412310103 and 201412310104.
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 / 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
"Al-Hayah Reports on Yemeni Foreign Minister's Visit to Oman, Huthi Control of Governorates," Al-Hayah Online, December 31, 2014.