Incident Summary:

11/5/2011: A police vehicle struck a landmine in Dadaab refugee complex, North Eastern province, Kenya. The vehicle was in the lead escorting a U.N. convoy when it hit the device; the landmine failed to detonate but the convoy was turned around anyway as a security measure. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
Hagadera refugee camp in the Dadaab complex

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations
Specific Description A United Nations convoy in Dadaab refugee complex
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police
Specific Description Police escorting a U.N. convoy in Dadaab
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
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
Unknown 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
"Kenya police car hits landmine in Dadaab camp," Agence France Presse, November 5, 2011.