Incident Summary:

07/03/2018: Assailants opened fire targeting the Al Sha'b Police Chief, Major Waddah al-Jahuri Abu-Sayyaf, in Shaykh Uthman, Adan, Yemen. Al-Jahuri and his bodyguard were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mansura neighborhood of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Yemeni Police
Specific Description Al Sha'b Police Chief: Major Waddah al-Jahuri Abu-Sayyaf
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A silencer-equipped rifle was used in the attack.
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 victims included bodyguard Nasir Muhammad Thabi.
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Yemeni police commander, bodyguard die in gunshot attack," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), July 3, 2018.
"Police station commander shot dead in Yemen's Aden," Xinhua News Agency, July 3, 2018.
"Yemen: Roundup of Political, Security, CT Developments 2000 GMT 5 July 2018," Summary, July 4, 2018.