Incident Summary:

05/29/2016: Assailants attacked military positions in Bayhan district, Shabwah, Yemen. At least 28 assailants and 20 soldiers were killed in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Huthi extremists.

GTD ID:
201605290087

When:
2016-05-29

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Shabwah

City:
Bayhan district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of Yemen
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 48 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 48
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 28
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Clashes in southern Yemen kill at least 48," Albawaba, May 30, 2016."
"South Yemen Clashes Kill 39: Military," Outlook India, May 29, 2016."
"Intense fighting kills 28 in southeastern Yemen," Xinhua News Agency, May 29, 2016."