Incident Summary:

01/30/2015: Assailants attacked an army battalion in Radfan district, Lahij governorate, Yemen. This was one of two similar attacks in Radfan on the same date. Three people were killed and five people were wounded across both attacks. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Southern Mobility Movement (Yemen).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Radfan district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of Yemen
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201501300031 and 201501300032.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Southern Mobility Movement (Yemen) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"At least 3 killed in armed clashes in Yemen's south," Xinhua General News Service, January 30, 2015.