Incident Summary:

07/29/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at Al Faydh Alhatemy mosque in Nuqum neighborhood, Sanaa city, Amanat Al Asimah governorate, Yemen. Four people were killed and six 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 to Huthi support.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Nuqum neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Al Faydh Alhatemy 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 most recent 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 / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Islamic State claims car bomb in Yemen capital, three dead," Reuters, July 29, 2015.
"Singapore: Islamic State claims Yemen car bombing - Twitter posting," Channel NewsAsia Online, July 29, 2015.
"Car bomb kills 9 near mosque in Yemen's capital," Xinhua News Agency, July 29, 2015.