Incident Summary:

07/20/2015: Assailants opened fire on a Huthi checkpoint in Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. Six Huthis were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Popular Resistance Committees (Yemen).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Huthis
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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
Popular Resistance Committees (Yemen) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
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.
"Car bomb claimed by ISIL kills four in Yemen capital," Turkish Daily, July 21, 2015.