Incident Summary:

02/03/2007: An Islamic Women and girls school was bombed in Mogadishu, Somalia, several girls were injured but none were killed. The perpetrators of this incident were unknown. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200702030029

When:
2007-02-03

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: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Umu-A'isha religious school for women and girls
Specific Description students
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Blast rocks Somali school for women and girls.” Windsor Star. February 3, 2007.
“Bloody week ends in Somalia after blast at girls’ school” Associated Press Worldstream. February 2, 2007.
“Blast at Somali Islamic school wounds 7” Associate Press Worldstream. February 2, 2007.