Incident Summary:

01/05/2017: Assailants fired a ballistic missile targeting a military camp in Al-Jin, Taizz, Yemen. Six soldiers were killed and dozens of soldiers were injured in the attack. Houthi extremists claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201701050014

When:
2017-01-05

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Taizz

City:
Al-Jin

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 Shaab al-Jen Camp
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages 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
A locally-made ballistic missile was 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Houthis Kill 6 Pro-Government Soldiers In Bab El-Mandab Attack," Scribd, January 6, 2017."
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 05 January 2017," Summary, January 5, 2017."
"Yemen’s Houthis, allies strike site near Bab al-Mandab," Anadolu Ajansi, January 6, 2017."