Incident Summary:

10/24/2011: On Monday night around 0115, in Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, two people were killed and 13 others were injured when militants threw a grenade into the Mwauras nightclub. The attack caused a minor amount of property damage to the nightclub. The militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in an interview with reporters.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
At the Mwauras nightclub in Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
A grenade 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
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane’s Intelligence, “Grenade Attack on Nightclub Kills Two in Kenya's Nairobi,” Terrorism Watch Report, Kiss FM Radio, October 24, 2011.
Voice of America, "Two Explosions in Kenya's Capital; One Dead," (October 24, 2011).
Piracy Report, "Al-Shabaab "Official" Claims Kenya Blast," (October 26, 2011).