Incident Summary:

12/18/2016: Assailants attacked Mount Mirab area in Maqbanah district, Taizz, Yemen. At least 10 people, including eight assailants, were killed and one assailant was injured in the ensuing clash. In addition, 10 people were abducted during the assault, and the outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Huthi extremists.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Maqbanah district

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Mount Mirab

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mirab Mountain Area
Specific Description Area
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 8
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"16 Houthis killed, wounded in clashes with military army in Taiz," Qatar Peninsula, December 19, 2016."
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 18 December 2016," Summary, December 18, 2016."