Incident Summary:

10/07/2008: On Tuesday, at least 20 people were killed and 35 others wounded in Mogadishu, Banaadir province Somalia, when the Islamist guerrilla group Council of Islamic Courts Al Shabaab targeted the home of Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf with mortar rounds. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200810070004

When:
2008-10-07

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Somali Executive Government
Specific Description The target was the president's house.
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
Mortar rounds were used in the 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
Al-Shabaab No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Africa News, "Somalia; 20 Killed, 35 Wounded in Magadishu Shelling," Africa News, October 7th, 2008."
"Garowe Online, "20 Killed, 35 Wounded in Mogadishu Shelling," Garowe Online, October 8th, 2008."