Incident Summary:

07/07/2015: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a police station in Al Bayda governorate, Yemen. In addition to the assailant, four Huthis were killed and ten others were wounded 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.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Yemeni Police
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Huthis
Specific Description Members
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?Yes
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.
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"30 killed in Yemeni army mutiny," UPI, July 8, 2015.
"Car bombs rock Yemeni cities of Sanaa and al-Bayda," Deutsche Welle, July 7, 2015.
"Yemen: Unrest Update 8 July 2015," OSC Summary, July 7, 2015.