Incident Summary:

12/20/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting a military vehicle in Lawdar, Abyan, Yemen. One soldier was killed and seven soldiers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612200018

When:
2016-12-20

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Abyan

City:
Lawdar

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 Patrol Car
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"50 people killed in heavy clashes in Taiz," Gulf News, December 20, 2016."
"BBCM: Market Blast in Yemen's Abyan Province Targets Security Patrol," BBC Monitoring, December 20, 2016."