Incident Summary:

04/19/2019: Assailants opened fire on a police patrol in Al-Jomhouri, Taizz, Yemen. A senior security officer was killed and an unknown number of officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Abu Abbas Brigade.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Wadi al-Madam area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Yemeni Police
Specific Description Security Patrol
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Sniper rifles were 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Abu Abbas Brigade No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 11
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Gunmen assassinate Deputy security and order officer at Taiz Police Department," Almasdar Online, April 20, 2019.
"Unknown gunmen ambush security patrol in Yemen's Taiz, officer killed," Xinhua General News Service, April 20, 2019.
"Two people killed, others wounded amid assassination of officer south of Taiz," Yemen News, April 20, 2019.