Incident Summary:

01/13/2015: A suicide bomber detonated near a mosque in Kasuwar Mata neighborhood, Gombe city, Gombe state, Nigeria. In addition to the bomber, at least two people were killed and 14 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201501130020

When:
2015-01-13

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gombe

City:
Gombe

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kasuwar Mata neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bomber kills 2, wounds 14 at mosque in northeastern Nigeria," Jerusalem Post, January 13, 2015."
"Suicide bomber dies in failed NE Nigeria attack: witnesses," Agence France Presse -- English, January 13, 2015."
"Suicide bomber kills two, wounds 14 at mosque in northeastern Nigeria," Reuters UK, January 13, 2015."