Incident Summary:

01/07/2017: A suicide bomber detonated at a security checkpoint in Wadea district, Abyan, Yemen. In addition to the assailant, six soldiers were killed and 20 soldiers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201701070003

When:
2017-01-07

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Abyan

City:
Wadea district

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Al-Marunah intersection.

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 Checkpoint
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest 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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 08 January 2017," Summary, January 8, 2017."
"Suicide bombing kills 6 soldiers in S. Yemen," Qatar Peninsula, January 7, 2017."
"Suicide bombing kills 6 soldiers in S. Yemen," Anadolu Ajansi, January 7, 2017."