Incident Summary:

12/20/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting civilians near Al-Jawf or Saada Yemen. Two civilians were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah).

GTD ID:
201912200018

When:
2019-12-20

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Unknown

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred in either Al-Jawf or Saada governorates.

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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
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.