Incident Summary:

08/29/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near the Al-Firdaws Mosque and the United States Embassy in Sawan area, Sanaa governorate, Yemen. No casualties were reported. The Sanaa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201508290009

When:
2015-08-29

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sanaa

City:
Sawan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sanaa Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Car bomb explodes in rebel-held Yemen capital," Economic Times, August 29, 2015.
"Singapore: Car bomb explodes in rebel-held Yemen capital," Channel NewsAsia Online, August 29, 2015.
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 31 August 2015," OSC Summary, August 31, 2015.