Incident Summary:

09/30/2016: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Colonel Ali Muqbil in Shaykh Uthman, Adan, Yemen. Muqbil, a senior intelligence official, was killed in the attack. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




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) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Political Security Organization (PSO)
Specific Description Vehicle of Colonel: Ali Muqbil
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"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.
"Yemen spy boss gunned down," Arab News, September 30, 2016.