Incident Summary:

12/10/2016: A suicide bomber detonated targeting Sulban military base in Aden, Adan, Yemen. In addition to the assailant, at least 57 soldiers were killed and 29 soldiers were injured in the blast. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612100003

When:
2016-12-10

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: Military
Name of Entity Military of Yemen
Specific Description Sulban Base
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden belt was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 58 Fatalities / 29 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 58
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 29
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Toll rises to 48 in Daesh-claimed Yemen attack," The Gulf Today, December 11, 2016."
"52 soldiers die in Yemen bombing; WORLD BULLETIN," The Daily Telegraph (London), December 19, 2016."
"ISIS suicide bomber kills 35 Yemen soldiers," News24, December 11, 2016."