Incident Summary:

12/14/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting civilians in Abs district, Hajjah, Yemen. One civilian was killed and another was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah).

GTD ID:
201912140016

When:
2019-12-14

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hajjah

City:
Abs district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"'Two people killed' in Houthi landmine blast in northern Yemen," Al-Masdar Online website, December 20, 2019.
"Child loses both legs in Houthi landmine blast in Yemen's Hajjah," Al-Masdar Online website, December 14, 2019.