Incident Summary:

08/30/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting Security Belt leaders, including Wadah Omar, in Shaykh Uthman, Adan, Yemen. At least five bodyguards were injured in the blast. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also suspected the involvement of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

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 Vehicle of Leader: Wadah Omar
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
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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 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.)
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Resurgence of terror groups in Yemen is a cause of concern for Arab coalition forces," Abu Dhabi National, September 2, 2019.
"Aden's terror groups must be dismantled," Abu Dhabi National, August 31, 2019.
"Suicide attack kills 3 separatists in Yemen's Aden: security," France24, August 30, 2019.