Incident Summary:

02/14/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a United Arab Emirates (UAE) armored vehicle in Lahij city, Yemen. In addition to the bomber, at least two people, including a soldier, were killed and two other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Lahij Province of the Islamic State.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Operation Restoring Hope Coalition
Specific Description United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vehicle
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Vehicle
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 The victims included Abdallah Juma Hassan al-Shamsi. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) No
Lahij Province of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Drone attack kills three in Yemen," Gulf Times, February 15, 2016.
"Top Yemen officials survive Al Qaeda assassination attempt," UAE, February 16, 2016.
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 15 February 2016," OSC Summary, February 15, 2016.