Incident Summary:

09/29/2016: An explosive device attached to the vehicle of a police officer detonated in Aden, Adan, Yemen. The officer was injured in the blast. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201609290014

When:
2016-09-29

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Adan

City:
Aden

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Yemeni Police
Specific Description Vehicle of Officer
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
An explosive device attached to a vehicle was used in the attack.
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
Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bomber kills one person, wounds three in Yemeni port city," Reuters India, October 1, 2016."
"Unknown gunmen kill intelligence colonel in Yemen's Aden," Xinhua News Agency, September 30, 2016."
"Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 29, 2016," Critical Threats, September 29, 2016."