Incident Summary:

11/25/2017: Assailants opened fire on Colonel Hamud Muhammad al Hamidi near his house in Shaykh Uthman, Adan, Yemen. Al Hamidi, head of investigation at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was killed in the attack. 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 Al-Qahirah area of the Mansura neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Criminal Investigation Department
Specific Description Head of Investigation: Colonel Hamud Muhammad al Hamidi
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State 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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Unknown assailants assassinate security official in Yemen's Aden," Xinhua General News Service, November 25, 2017.
"Yemen: Open Source Terrorism Roundup 28 November 2017," Summary, November 27, 2017.
"Yemen: Open Source Terrorism Roundup 25 November 2017," Summary, November 24, 2017.