Incident Summary:

06/11/2007: Two Kenyan civilians and one perpetrator were killed, 35 others were wounded, and a bus stop and surrounding buildings were damaged when suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in the early morning at a bus stop adjacent to the Ambassador Hotel and City Gate Café in Nairobi, Nairobi Province, Kenya. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred adjacent to the Ambassador Hotel and City Gate Café.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Kenyan civilians
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Kenya
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device (IED).
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The perpetrator was refused entrance to the City Gate Café by security and prevented from boarding the bus by other individuals, so may have attacked the bus stop as the next target of opportunity.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Stephanie McCrummen, “Rush-hour blast in Nairobi kills 2, wounds dozens,” Washington Post, June 12, 2007.
Jeffrey Gettleman, “Explosion rocks Nairobi; signs point to terrorism,” New York Times, June 12, 2007.
“Roundup: blast rocks Kenyan capital during rush hour, killing one,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 11, 2007.