Incident Summary:

01/11/2017: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting a Hizam Brigade convoy in Lawdar, Abyan, Yemen. One Hizam Brigade member was killed and five members, including commander Amin al Sayyid, were injured in the blast. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also suspected that the Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State may have carried out the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Hizam Brigade
Specific Description Convoy of Commander: Amin al Sayyid
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
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
Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State (suspected) No
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) 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 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"'Qaeda' car bomb wounds Yemen security official," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, January 11, 2017.
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 12 January 2017," Summary, January 12, 2017.
"Gulf of Aden Security Review - January 11, 2017," Critical Threats, January 11, 2017.