Incident Summary:

10/06/2015: A suicide bomber targeting a group of Houthis detonated at al-Nour mosque in Al-Nahdah neighborhood, Sanaa, Yemen. In addition to the assailant, at least five people were killed and twelve other people were injured in the blast. The Sanaa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201510060020

When:
2015-10-06

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-Nahdah neighborhood in the Hassaba area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Al-Nour Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Huthis
Specific Description Members
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosive-laden belt was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 attack 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Five killed in Sanaa mosque attack," World Bulletin, October 7, 2015.
"Five killed in Sanaa mosque attack," Anadolu Agency (AA), October 7, 2015.
"IS suicide bombing in Yemen's capital kills 7," Xinhua News Agency, October 6, 2015.