Incident Summary:

10/28/2011: On Friday, near Garssa, North Eastern, Kenya, three security officers were injured when a paramilitary vehicle struck a landmine on the Dadaab-Liboi road. An unknown amount of material damage was sustained by the vehicle. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although al-Shabaab is suspected.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near Garissa

Location Details:
The attack occurred on the Dadaab-Liboi road in near Garssa, 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 General Service Unit
Specific Description A Kenyan paramilitary General Service Unit vehicle was targeted in the attack.
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
A landmine 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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
Voice of America, "Blast Strikes Military Convoy in Eastern Kenya," (October 28, 2011).
Shabelle Media Network, "Kenya Officers Hurt in Suspected Landmine Blast," Shabelle Media Network, October 29, 2011,
Nation, Zaddock Angira, "Al-Shabaab Trying Hard to Hit Back at Kenya," (November 5, 2011).