Incident Summary:

07/19/2015: Assailants shelled civilians and residences in Dar Sad neighborhood, Shaykh Uthman, Adan governorate, Yemen. At least 43 people were killed and 120 people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Huthis, who denied involvement.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Dar Sad neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Dar Sad Neighborhood
Specific Description Neighborhood
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 43 Fatalities / 120 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 43
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 120
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Almost 100 killed by rebel shelling in Yemen," CBS News, July 20, 2015."
"Dozens killed in Aden heavy shelling," BBC, July 19, 2015."
"At least 57 civilians killed in rocket attack blamed on Houthis in Yemen," EFE, July 19, 2015."