Incident Summary:

06/09/2016: Assailants abducted an unspecified number of imams in Sanaa, Amanat Al Asimah, Yemen. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the abduction to Huthi extremists.

GTD ID:
201606090040

When:
2016-06-09

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah

City:
Sanaa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Imams
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 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
Sources
"Gulf of Aden Security Review - June 9, 2016," Critical Threats, June 9, 2016."