Incident Summary:

11/13/2015: Assailants detonated an explosive device during Friday prayers at al-Qil mosque in Shibam town, Mahwit province, Yemen. At least three worshippers were killed and an unstated number were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Sanaa Province of the Islamic State.

GTD ID:
201511130063

When:
2015-11-13

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mahwit

City:
Shibam

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Al-Qil 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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
Sources
"Worshippers killed as bomb hits Yemen mosque in Houthi-dominated region - residents," Reuters UK, November 13, 2015.
"2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: November 18," Critical Threats, November 18, 2015.
"Yemen: Terrorist Bombing Kills Worshippers in Yemen," Thai News Service, November 16, 2015.