Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: Assailants shelled a military hospital in eastern Taizz, Yemen. There were no reported casualties. This was one of three related attacks in Taizz on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Huthi extremists.

GTD ID:
201611200056

When:
2016-11-20

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Taizz

City:
Taizz

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 Hospital
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
"Violence puts Yemen ceasefire extension in doubt," The Nation Pakistan, November 20, 2016.
"State PAO: Pan-Arab Media Highlights 21 November 2016," US Embassy Public Affairs Office, November 21, 2016.
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 20 November 2016," Summary, November 20, 2016.