Incident Summary:

04/15/2010: On Thursday night around 0100, in Liboi, North Eastern, Kenya, armed gunmen attacked and raided two hotels and several buildings; no casualties were reported. The militants left a bomb and an unknown amount of ammunition at the scene of the attack. No group has claimed responsibility, but the militant group Al-Shabaab was thought responsible for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
The attack occurred in Liboi, North Eastern, Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Ali-arif and Abdi-adoon Hotels
Specific Description Two hotels
Nationality of Target Kenya
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description An unknown number of businesses were targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
It is unknown if weapons 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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
All Africa, "Somali Gunmen Attack Kenyan Border Town," Factiva, The Nation, April 17, 2010.