Incident Summary:

04/09/2017: Assailants detonated an explosive device targeting an oil pipeline in Bajil district, Al Hudaydah, Yemen. At least five people were killed and 35 people were injured in the blast and resulting fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201704090028

When:
2017-04-09

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Al Hudaydah

City:
Bajil district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Oil Pipeline
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
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 5 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Fire near sabotaged Yemen oil pipeline kills 13," Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, April 9, 2017."
"At Least 5 Killed in Pipeline Explosion in Yemen," Latin American Herald Tribune, April 9, 2017."
"12 Dead, Dozens Injured After Pipeline Scavenging Goes Wrong In Yemen," Before It's News, April 11, 2017."