Incident Summary:

04/26/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) members in a grocery store in Yakla, Al Bayda, Yemen. At least eight civilians were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Al Bayda Province of the Islamic State.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Al Bayda


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Wald Rabi district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Grocery Store
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
Specific Description Members
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. A source suspected that the attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al Bayda Province of the Islamic State No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 8
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
"8 killed in blast in south Yemen," Xinhua General News Service, April 27, 2019.
"Eight killed in blast in south Yemen," United News of India, April 27, 2019.
"Suicide bomber kills 9 civilians in al-Baydha," Almasdar Online, April 27, 2019.