Incident Summary:

03/06/2007: At least three civilians were killed and six wounded when mortars shelled African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, Somalia as they were arriving at the airport. A gunfight ensued. The group behind the attack was not immediately identified. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity African Union Peacekeepers
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Abdi, Ali Musa, “Mortar attacks and fighting greet Somalia peacekeepers,” Agence France Presse, March 6, 2007.
Hassan, Mohamed Olad, “Mortars hit Mogadishu airport as peacekeepers arrive in Somalia, deadly gunbattle ensues,” Associated Press, March 7, 2007.
“Three killed in heavy Mogadishu fighting,” Agence France Presse, March 6, 2007.