Incident Summary:

09/03/2011: On Saturday, in Mandera, North Eastern, Kenya, one Kenyan soldier was killed and three were injured when militants detonated an improvised explosive device on the Kenyan and Somali border. One Kenyan military building was destroyed in the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
The attack occurred on the Kenyan and Somali border 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 Kenyan soldiers
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Shabelle Media Network, "One Kenyan Soldier Killed in Roadside Bomb Attack in Border Town," Shabelle Media Network, September 3, 2011,
Africa News, "Somalia; One Kenyan Soldier Killed in Roadside Bomb Attack in Border Town," LexisNexis Academic, Shabelle Media Network, September 3, 2011.