Incident Summary:

12/24/2020: Assailants raided a civilian home in Udayn district, Ibb, Yemen. A woman, Khitam al-Ashary, was beaten and killed in the attack and two people were injured in the attack. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Udayn district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Khitam al-Ashary
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Melee Blunt Object
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Weapon Details
Pistols and sticks 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Houthis form panel to probe woman murder in Ibb,", December 26, 2020.
"Yemen rebels 'barricade' home of woman said beaten to death," BBC Monitoring, December 26, 2020.
"Woman dies after being 'beaten' by rebels in raid in central Yemen," BBC Monitoring, December 25, 2020.