Incident Summary:

07/05/2010: On Monday, in one of two related attacks, at a mosque in the Labadhagah neighborhood of Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia, unidentified assailants fired upon militants from the group al-Shabaab, killing two militants. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the militant group Hizbul Islam was thought to be responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Labadhagah neighborhood of Mogadishu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Al-Shabaab
Specific Description Al-Shabaab fighters
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hizbul al Islam (Somalia) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
All Africa, "Somalia: Al-Shabab, Hizbul Islam Exchange Gunfire, Kill Eight Including Officers in Mogadishu," (July 5, 2010).
Agence France Presse, "Somalia: At Least 16 Killed in Mogadishu as Government Forces, Insurgents Clash," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, July 6, 2010.