Incident Summary:

03/30/2010: On Tuesday at about 1200 noon, in Liboi, North Eastern Province, Kenya, unidentified assailants attacked a General Service Unit (GSU) camp with grenades and firearms. Three officers were wounded in the attack. The attack caused an unknown amount of property damage. Al-Shabaab al-Islamiya claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
The attack took place in Liboi.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity General Service Unit
Specific Description A General Service Unit (GSU) camp
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms and grenades 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 (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "Several Paramilitary Members Wounded in Armed Attack by al-Shabaab al-Islamiya in Liboi, North Eastern Province, Kenya," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, July 19, 2010.
Africa News, "Kenya; Somali Militia Attacks in Territory," LexisNexis Academic, Nation, March 31, 2010.
BBC Monitoring Africa, "Kenyan Forces, Somali Islamist Militants Reportedly Clash Along Common Border," LexisNexis Academic, Puntlandpost, April 1, 2010.