June 2016 Mukalla attacks

June 2016 al-Mukalla attacks
Part of Yemeni civil war (2015–present)
Location al-Mukalla, Hadhramaut Governorate, Yemen
Date 28 June 2016
Target Soldiers
Attack type
Suicide bombings, shootings
Deaths 43+ to 50 (+8 attackers)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Motive Terror

The June 2016 al-Mukalla attacks occurred on 28 June 2016. The death toll counts were officially at least 43, with around 37 injured. ISIL claimed, that 8 suicide bombers killed 50 people. There were at least seven separate attacks. The attacks occurred in the Hadhramaut province capital, al-Mukalla. Al-Qaeda was originally suspected to be behind the attacks.[1] The attacks targeted fasting Yemeni soldiers during Ramadan, not long before they were about to break their fasting.[2] The attack not only killed soldiers, but also civilians, who were mostly passers-by. The death toll is expected to rise. The attacks are another in a series of attacks on soldiers and policemen in urban areas of Yemen.


There were at least six separate attacks, and eight suicide bombers involved. There may have also been other attackers.

See also


  1. Sanaa, Associated Press in (28 June 2016). "Yemen attacks kill 43 as government and Houthis move to break off talks". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Suicide attacks kill fasting Yemeni soldiers in Mukalla". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. AFP/PTI. "42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by ISIS". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  4. "Saudi-led airstrike kills 25 in Yemen". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
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