Incident Summary:

11/4/2011: Members of Al-Shabaab kidnapped ten elders from Buurdhuubo district, Gedo region, Somalia. The elders had just returned home from attending a seminar on improving security in the Gedo region. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown.

GTD ID:
201111040031

When:
2011-11-04

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bay

City:
Burdhubo district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Buurdhuubo District.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Clan elders
Specific Description Traditional clan elders from Buurdhuubo District
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
"Somali Islamists said kidnap elders for attending seminar," Shabeelle Media Network, November 5, 2011."