Incident Summary:

11/3/2011: Members of Al-Shabaab attacked the home of a Kenyan official near El Wak, North Eastern province, Kenya. The official was out of the house at the time of the attack; however, the official's family was in the residence. One student was killed and several others were injured. Specific motive is unknown.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near El Wak

Location Details:
A private home near El Wak town

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Official
Specific Description A Kenyan official living near El Wak
Nationality of Target Kenya
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description The family members of a Kenyan official
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
Weapon Details
No specific mention of weapons was made
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
Additional Information The source is not clear on how many people were injured and whether the one fatality was a family member. It is also not clear on where exactly the house was located.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Al Shabaab Attacks State- Kenya Border, Student Killed," All Africa News, November 4, 2011.