Incident Summary:

12/03/2010: On Friday, in the neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya, in one of two related attacks, one policeman was killed and a vehicle was damaged when an improvised explosive device, a grenade rigged inside of a Land Rover carrying Administration policemen, detonated. No group has claimed responsibility, but the militant group Al Shabaab was thought responsible for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred in the neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Nairobi Law Enforcement
Specific Description Policemen
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 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
Radio Horseed, "Somali Islamists Deny Responsibility for Nairobi Bombing," World News Connection, Radio Horseed, December 10, 2010.
Fred Mukinda, "Police Find Al-Shabaab Link in Grenade Attacks," (December 11, 2010).
The Star, "Suspected Al Shabaab Terror Squad Named," said Ongeri. (March 8, 2011).