Incident Summary:

12/31/2015: An explosive device detonated inside the vehicle of Major General Ahmad Sayf al-Yafi in Aden city, Adan governorate, Yemen. Al-Yafi, the Yemeni Army 4th Military Region Commander, was not harmed; however, at least one of his bodyguards was killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512310009

When:
2015-12-31

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Adan

City:
Aden

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yemeni Army
Specific Description Convoy of 4th Military Region Commander: Major General Ahmad Sayf al-Yafi
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Aden army commander survives Yemen bombing," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), December 31, 2015.
"Senior south Yemen army chief survives bombing," Oman Observer, December 31, 2015.
"Senior south Yemen army commander survives bombing," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, December 31, 2015.