Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: Assailants fired rockets into central Taizz, Yemen. Six civilians were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Huthi extremists.

GTD ID:
201611200061

When:
2016-11-20

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Taizz

City:
Taizz

Location Details:
The incident occurred in central Taizz.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rockets were 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
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Yemen Cease-Fire Extension in Doubt," Lebanon Daily Star, November 21, 2016.
"Violence puts Yemen ceasefire extension in doubt," The Nation Pakistan, November 20, 2016.