Incident Summary:

02/17/2016: A suicide bomber detonated at the Ras Abbas military base in Buraiqeh district, Falaise, Adan governorate, Yemen. In addition to the bomber, 13 soldiers were killed and 60 others were injured in the blast. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident; sources also attributed the attack to Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Falaise

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Buraiqeh district, near the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yemeni Army
Specific Description Ras Abbas Base
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages 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 explosives-laden vest 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 60 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 60
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"14 Dead In Aden Suicide Bombing Claimed By IS," AFP (World Service), February 17, 2016."
"Suicide bomber kills 13 recruits at Yemen army camp," The Nation Pakistan, February 17, 2016."
"Suicide bombing kills 13 in Yemen's Aden," Xinhua General News Service, February 17, 2016."