Incident Summary:

06/17/2015: An explosive device detonated at Al-Tayssir mosque in Al-Ziraa district, Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. This was one of five coordinated blasts in Sanaa on this day. Twenty-seven people were killed and more than 60 others were wounded across attacks. The Sanaa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out as an act of retaliation against Huthis.

GTD ID:
201506170028

When:
2015-06-17

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah

City:
Sanaa

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al-Ziraa neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Al-Tayssir Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers for this attack represent a division of the cumulative total of those killed and wounded across incidents (201506170024-201506170028).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sanaa Province of the Islamic State 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 5 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"31 die in blasts at Shiite sites in Yemen capital," Agence France Presse -- English, June 17, 2015.
"Russia denounces Yemen blasts," MENAFN, June 19, 2015.
"31 die in Yemen bombings," The Express Tribune, June 18, 2015.