Incident Summary:

02/19/2007: Overnight in Magadishu, Somalia, assailants fired mortars at an Ethiopian troop headquarters, a hospital being used by Ethiopian troops, as well at Villa Somalia. Ethiopian and Somalian troops retaliated. In all eleven civillians and two children were killed and wounded 90 civillians and ten children. Twenty-five residences were damaged along with the hospital. No group claimed responsability,




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Hospital being used by Ethiopian troops
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Villa Somalia
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Ethiopian troop Headquarters
Specific Description Ethiopian troops
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 13 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counter Terrorism Center, 2007 Report on Terrorism