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."
"Gulf of Aden Security Review - September 29, 2016," Critical Threats, September 29, 2016."
"Unknown gunmen kill intelligence colonel in Yemen's Aden," Xinhua News Agency, September 30, 2016."