Incident Summary:

01/24/2007: At least two people were killed in Somalia as Islamic militant gunmen launched powerful mortar attacks aimed at Mogadishu International Airport. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200701240001

When:
2007-01-24

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Mogadishu International Airport,.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Airports
Specific Description Mogadishu International Airport
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians near the incident
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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
Unknown 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
Salad Duhul, "Mortars hit Somalia's international airport, killing 2, witnesses say," The Associated Press, January 24, 2007.