Incident Summary:

09/22/2008: On Monday, mortars were fired into Bakara market, killing 30 and wounding 60, in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. No group claimed responsiblity for the attack.

GTD ID:
200809220003

When:
2008-09-22

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Howlwadag district in 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 Bakara market
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars were fired at the market.
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 30 Fatalities / 60 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 60
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Fox News, "Mortar Attack in Somali Market Kills 30," Fox News, http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,425884,00.html."
"Mohamed Olad Hassan, "Witnesses: Mortar Attack on Somali Market Kills 30," Associated Press, September 22, 2008."