Incident Summary:

06/29/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at a Huthis funeral near the military hospital in Sanaa, Amanat Al Asimah, Yemen. At least 28 people were killed and 20 others were wounded in the blast. The Sanaa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201506290029

When:
2015-06-29

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah

City:
Sanaa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Huthi Funeral
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Huthis
Specific Description Members: Faycal Jayache, Hamid Jayache
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest 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 28 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 28
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb attack in Yemen capital," BBC, June 29, 2015.
"Deadly car bomb hits army hospital in Yemeni capital," Al Jazeera, June 29, 2015.
"Car bomb blast injures at least 35 in Sana'a," Philippines News Agency, June 30, 2015.