Incident Summary:

11/14/2017: Two suicide bombers detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security forces base in Mansura, Shaykh Uthman, Aden, Yemen. In addition to the two assailants, nine people were killed and at least 18 others, including security personnel and civilians, were injured in the blast. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mansura neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Hizam Brigade
Specific Description Camp
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?Yes
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 recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"6 killed in suicide car bombing in Aden," Gulf News, November 14, 2017.
"At least six killed in Yemen suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State," Reuters India, November 14, 2017.
"Six dead in suicide bombing in Yemen," Siasat Daily, November 14, 2017.