Incident Summary:

09/02/2015: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated at Al Muayad Mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. This was one of two coordinated attacks on the mosque within a short period of time. In addition to the bomber, 32 people were killed and 92 people were injured across both attacks. The Sanaa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201509020024

When:
2015-09-02

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah

City:
Sanaa

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al Jiraf area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Paramedics
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Al Muayad Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden truck was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for the attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty figures for the incident represent a division of the cumulative total of those killed and wounded across incidents (201509020023, 201509020024).
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 16 Fatalities / 46 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 46
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Yemen mosque blast toll rises to 32, say medics," The Gulf Today, September 4, 2015.
"Yemen: IS bombs Shia Muslim mosque killing 28," Muslim News, September 3, 2015.
"2 suicide bombings hit mosque in Yemen, 30 killed," Xinhua General News Service, September 2, 2015.