Incident Summary:

07/20/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting a Huthi convoy in Geraf area of Ath Thaorah neighborhood, Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. Four people were killed and four 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 Huthi operations.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Geraf area of Ath Thaorah neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Huthis
Specific Description Convoy of Leader: Adbul Karim al-Kuhlani
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 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 4 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"ISIL Yemen branch claim responsibility for mosque blast," Al Jazeera, July 21, 2015.
"IS-claimed bombing kills four in Yemen capital," DAWN Group, July 21, 2015.
"Four dead in car bombing in Yemen claimed by ISIS," Oneindia, July 21, 2015.