Incident Summary:

02/02/2007: An internally displaced refugee camp in Mogadishu, Somalia was attacked with mortars and four civilians were killed and ten were injured . The perpetrators of this incident were unknown. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200702020007

When:
2007-02-02

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Displaced people camp near former milk industry
Specific Description displaced people
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
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
Additional Information No one knew where the bombs came from but it is guessed that they came from the government and accidentally hit the target instead of terrorists.
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 4 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Seven killed, scores wounded in attack on Somalia capital” Shabelle Media Network. February 2, 2007.
“Islamists slay seven in Mogadishu” Morning Star. February 2, 2007.