Incident Summary:

09/10/2018: Assailants opened fire on the convoy of Colonel Abu-Muhtam in Haswah, Adan, Yemen. Abu-Muhtam, the Security Belt's 4th Battalion commander, was not harmed but an unknown number of security personnel were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack separately to Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Hizam Brigade
Specific Description Convoy of 4th Battalion Commander: Colonel Abu-Muhtam
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
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 No
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Xinhua: Yemen's Security Official Escapes Assassination Attempt In Aden," Xinhua, September 10, 2018.
"Yemen: Roundup of Political, Security, CT Developments 2000 GMT 11 September 2018," Summary, September 10, 2018.