Incident Summary:

02/14/2017: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting Huthis at a sports club in Radaa, Al Bayda, Yemen. In addition to the assailant, at least three people were killed and eight people were injured in the blast; the victims included Huthi members and civilians. The Al Bayda Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Radaa district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Sports and Culture Club
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Huthis
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al Bayda Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three dead in Yemen suicide car bombing," The Gulf Today, February 15, 2017.
"IS-claimed bombing kills 4 in Yemen," Xinhua General News Service, February 14, 2017.
"Yemen suicide car bombing kills three in rebel-held town: Officials," Hindustan Times, February 14, 2017.