Incident Summary:

11/22/2017: Assailants shelled the house of triabl chieftain 'Amir Abu-Sarimah in Bakarat, Al Qurayshiyah district, Al Bayda, Yemen. Abu-Sarimah was not harmed; however, one person was killed and another person was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Al Bayda Province of the Islamic State.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description House of Tribal Chieftain: Amir Abu Sarimah
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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 The shelling of the house resulted in the death of the Tribal Chieftain's son and relative.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al Bayda Province of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 22 November 2017," Summary, November 22, 2017.