Incident Summary:

07/07/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside of Raudh Mosque along Khawlan Street, Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. At least four people were injured in the blast. The Sanaa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for recent Huthi operations.

GTD ID:
201507070077

When:
2015-07-07

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah

City:
Sanaa

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Khawlan street

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Raudh 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 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 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 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Islamic State claims Shiite mosque attack in Yemen," Agence France Presse -- English, July 7, 2015.
"Car bomb wounds 4 in Yemen's capital," Xinhua General News Service, July 7, 2015.
"Yemen: Unrest Update 8 July 2015," OSC Summary, July 7, 2015.