Incident Summary:

02/05/2008: A grenade attack occurred in a residential neighborhood in Bossaso, Somalia, killing 21 and wounding 100. No groups have claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200802050001

When:
2008-02-05

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bari

City:
Bosaso

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bossaso neighborhood
Specific Description Civilian residents
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bossaso neighborhood
Specific Description Bossaso residents
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
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
Sources
Salad Duhul, “Death toll in Somalia grenade attack up to 21 killed; 100 others wounded,” The Associated Press, Feb 06, 2008.
“At least 15 killed in grenade attack in northeastern Somalia,” The Associated Press Worldstream, Feb 05, 2008.