Incident Summary:

12/00/2020: Sometime between December 23, 2020 and December 29, 2020, assailants detonated explosives targeting a civilian house in Madarat area, Taizz, Yemen. There were no reported casualties in this attack. This was one of 14 related attacks targeting civilian residences in the same week. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Madarat

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 Civilian House
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?Yes
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Al Houthi militia detonates a house in the orbits area, west of Taiz," Yemen News, December 30, 2020.
"Houthi militants blow up 13 houses in Taiz in one week," Al Sawha, December 28, 2020.