Incident Summary:

02/02/2016: Assailants fired rockets at a Huthi checkpoint in Al-Uqalah, As Sawmaah, Al Bayda, Yemen. There were an unknown number of casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Popular Resistance Committees (Yemen).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the As Sawmaah district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Huthis
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Katyusha rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Resistance Committees (Yemen) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
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
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 02 February 2016," OSC Summary, February 2, 2016.