Incident Summary:

06/02/2011: On Thursday evening, in Mandera, North Eastern, Kenya, four Kenyan soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured when unidentified militants detonated a roadside improvised explosive device targeting a Kenyan military convoy. There was an unknown amount of material damage caused and no group 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:
The attack took place on a road in Mandera, North Eastern, Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Kenyan Military
Specific Description A Kenyan military convoy was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside improvised explosive device 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 4 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Piracy Report, Mohamed Ahmed, "Bomb Hits Kenyan Military Convoy in Border Town," (June 2, 2011).
Star, "AlShabaab Attacks Kenya," Star, June 3, 2011,
Shabelle Media Network, "Kenyan Forces Apprehend 10 People after Bomb Attack," Shabelle Media Network, June 3, 2011,