Incident Summary:

03/13/2018: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting an army mess hall of the Hizam Brigade in Al-Derain, Aden, Yemen. At least six people, including the assailant, were killed and 30 more, including staff and civilians, were wounded. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Al-Derain 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 Mess Hall
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"IS suicide bombing kills six in Yemen’s Aden," The Nation Pakistan, March 14, 2018.
"Suicide bomb targets UAE-backed force, kills five in Aden," Saudi Gazette, March 13, 2018.
"Fresh-faced teenage jihadi cheerfully poses with an explosive belt 'before blowing himself up in suicide bomb attack in Yemen'," Long, March 14, 2018.