Incident Summary:

11/15/2016: Assailants raided a residence and beheaded a civilian near Bayda, Al Bayda, Yemen. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Al Bayda Province of the Islamic State.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda

Near Bayda

Location Details:
The incident occurred in western Al Bayda.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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
Al Bayda Province of the Islamic State No
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
"Yemen forces hit Saudi command center in Najran," Islam Times, November 16, 2016.
"Gulf of Aden Security Review - November 15, 2016," Critical Threats, November 15, 2016.