Incident Summary:

03/20/2007: A UN convoy was hit by a roadside bomb and then fired upon Near Afgoye, about 30 Kilometers South of Mogadishu. Three of the police escorts were injured. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Lower Shebelle

Near Afgoye

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Afgoye, about 30km south of Mogadishu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nation
Specific Description UN Convoy
Nationality of Target International
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Somalia: UN Convoy Hit by Roadside Bomb in Afgooye: Officials Escape Uninjured,” Paris AFP, March 20, 2007.