Incident Summary:

12/08/2008: On Monday, armed assailants fired upon an ambulance carrying members of a German organization, Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit, wounding one nurse and damaging the ambulance at a refugee camp near Dadaab, North Eastern Province, Kenya. No group claimed responsibility.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
The incident occurred in a refugee camp in Dadaab.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit
Specific Description The targets were members of a non-governmental organization.
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "Aid Worker Wounded in Armed Attack near Dadaab, North Eastern Province, Kenya," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, November 23rd, 2009.
Agence France Presse, "Gunmen Wound Aid Worker In Kenya," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, December 8th, 2008.