Incident Summary:

07/01/2015: Assailants launched mortars at a residential area in Mansura neighborhood, Aden city, Aden governorate, Yemen. At least 31 individuals were killed in the attack and 101 civilians were wounded in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Huthis.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Mansura neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mansura Neighborhood
Specific Description Neighborhood
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages 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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Katyusha rockets were used in the attack.
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 31 Fatalities / 101 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 31
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 101
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebel rocket fire kills 18 civilians in Yemen's Aden," The Associated Press, July 1, 2015."
"Death toll from rebel fire in Yemen's Aden rises to 31: medic," Agence France Presse -- English, July 1, 2015."
"Houthi rebels pound Yemen's Aden with rocket artillery," Al Jazeera Online, July 1, 2015."