Incident Summary:

08/29/2016: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a Military of Yemen recruitment center in Mansura neighborhood, Shaykh Uthman, Adan, Yemen. In addition to the bomber, at least 72 people were killed and 49 others were injured in the blast. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mansura neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of Yemen
Specific Description Recruitment Center
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 73 Fatalities / 49 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 73
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 49
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Scores of Military Recruits Die in Yemen Car Bombing," The New York Times, August 30, 2016.
"Yemen suicide attack 'kills dozens'," BBC, August 29, 2016.
"IS suicide attack in Yemen kills 65 pro-government recruits," Shenzhen Daily, August 30, 2016.