Incident Summary:

08/03/2008: On Sunday morning, a roadside bomb killed 20 female street cleaners and injured 45 others on a busy road between the Ambassador hotel and the Haji Pasto Garage in the southern part of Mogadishu city, Banaadir province, Somalia. The bomb was hidden in a pile of rubbish. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200808030016

When:
2008-08-03

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in southern Mogadishu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Indiscriminate civilians
Nationality of Target Somalia
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were used in the bombing attack.
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 20 Fatalities / 45 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 45
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Deutsche Presse-Agentur, "Bomb Blast kills 20 In Mogadishu," Lexis Nexis, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 3, 2008."
"Voice of America, "At Least 20 Killed in Somalia Explosion, August 3, 2008, http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-08-03-voa9.cfm."