Incident Summary:

10/31/2011: On Monday, near Liboi, North Eastern, Kenya, an unknown number of casualties occurred when militants ambushed and attacked a Kenyan military convoy with unknown firearms on an unknown road. It is unknown if the attack caused any property damage. The militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released to reporters.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near Liboi

Location Details:
The attack occurred on a road near Liboi, North Eastern, Kenya.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Kenyan Military
Specific Description A military convoy 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Jane’s Intelligence, “Kenyan Security Forces Repel Attack by Shabab Militants in Southern Somalia,” Terrorism Watch Report, BBC, November 2, 2011.
Qatar News Agency, "Somali Militants Attack Kenyan Army Convoy," LexisNexis Academic, Qatar News Agency, November 2, 2011.