Incident Summary:

07/22/2016: A grenade detonated at the Bilal mosque in Sanaa, Amanat Al Asimah, Yemen. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the Sanaa Province of the Islamic State may have carried out the attack.

GTD ID:
201607220074

When:
2016-07-22

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amanat Al Asimah

City:
Sanaa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Bilal Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Sanaa Province of the Islamic State (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Gunman kills four worshipers in Yemen for sect revenge," Xinhua General News Service, July 26, 2016.
"Singapore: Car bomb explodes near mosque in Yemen's Sanaa," Channel NewsAsia Online, July 22, 2016.
"Grenade explodes near mosque in Yemen's Sanaa - Reuters," NewsJS.com, July 23, 2016.