Incident Summary:

06/20/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside the Qiba al-Mahdi Mosque in Zira neighborhood, Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. At least two people were killed and six others were injured in the blast. The Sanaa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Zira 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 Qiba al-Mahdi Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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
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
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 2 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bomb explodes near mosque in rebel-held Yemen capital," Agence France Presse -- English, June 20, 2015.
"Islamic State-claimed car bombing kills 2 in Yemen's capital," The Associated Press, June 20, 2015.
"Latest car bomb kills 2," Denver Post, June 21, 2015.