Incident Summary:

06/10/2007: Two Kenyan Police officers were kidnapped by an unknown number of unknown perpetrators by unknown means in Mandera, North Eastern Province, Kenya. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kenyan law enforcement
Specific Description Police officers in Mandera.
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 4
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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
Additional Information Their tortured bodies were discovered on June 14 approximately 12 kilometers southeast of Mandera Police Station, just 500 meters from the Kenya-Somalia border.
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Kenyan forces enter Somalia to pursue killers of police officers,” BBC Monitoring International Reports, June 17, 2007.
Tom Odula, “Security forces of 3 countries search for 2 missing Kenyan policemen along borders,” Associated Press Worldstream, June 12, 2007.
“Two missing Kenyan policemen found dead,” Xinhua General News Service, June 14, 2007.