Incident Summary:

03/27/2011: On Sunday night, in Liboi, North Eastern, Kenya, two Kenyan policemen were injured when armed militants attacked a Kenyan police patrol base with unknown firearms. No group has claimed responsibility, but the militant group Al Shabaab was thought to be responsible for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
At a police patrol base in Liboi, North Eastern, 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 A Kenyan police patrol base 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
Additional Information The available sources listed the injuries for this attack from one to two and because no majority figures were reported, the lowest proferred casualty figures were used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Kenyan Police Officers Missing at the Somali Border," Radio Bar-Kulan, March 28, 2011,
Piracy Report, "Kenyan Police Ambushed at Somali Border," (March 28, 2011).
BBC Monitoring Africa, "Kenyan Police, Somali Al-Shabab Militia Clash in Border Town," Star, Nairobi, March 29, 2011.