Incident Summary:

02/23/2011: On Wednesday, in Mandera, North Eastern, Kenya, unidentified militants from Somalia fired a mortar targeting a police station. No casualties or damages were reported and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
At a police station in Mandera, North Eastern, Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Mandera Law Enforcement
Specific Description The Mandera police station 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
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
One mortar round was 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
Unknown 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
Richard Lough, New York Times, "Somali Troops in New Push Against Rebels," Reuters, February 23, 2011,
Abdi Guled & Malkadir M. Muhumed, "Clashes in Somalia: Gov't Begins Long-Awaited Push," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press, February 24, 2011.