Incident Summary:

11/03/2010: On Wednesday, in an unspecified location between Sololo and Wajir, Eastern Province, Kenya, unidentified militants fired on and killed one policeman and injured another during an ambush. No group has claimed responsibility, but the Oromo Liberation Front militant group was thought responsible for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
The attack occurred in an unspecified location between Sololo and Wajir, Eastern Province, Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kenyan Law Enforcement
Specific Description Policemen
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
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
Oromo Liberation Front (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Jane's Intelligence, "OLF-Militants Kill Police Officer in Kenya's Eastern Province," Terrorism Watch Report, Daily Nation, November 4, 2010.
BBC Monitoring Africa, "Kenyan Police Officer Killed in Clash with Ethiopian Rebels," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Africa, November 4, 2010.
Africa News, "Kenya; Officer Killed in Clash with Oromo Rebels," LexisNexis Academic, Africa News, November 3, 2010.