Incident Summary:

11/08/2010: On Monday night, in an unspecified location in Kenya, three Somali militants fired upon and killed Ibrahim Mohamed, a community organizer that was working with Somali refugees. No group has claimed responsibility, but the militant group Al Shabaab was thought to be responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred in an unspecified location in Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A civilian was 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
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
Al-Shabaab (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Jason Straziuso & Malkhadir M. Muhumed, "Somali Gunmen Kill Community Leader Inside Kenya," Washington Post, November 8, 2010,
Dayniile, "Somali Based Aid Worker Said Killed Along Border with Kenya," (November 11, 2010).
Jason Strazusio & Malkhadir M. Muhumed, "Somali Gunmen Kill Community Leader Inside Kenya," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press, November 8, 2010.