Incident Summary:

11/5/2011: Al-Shabaab detonated an explosive device at the patrol base in Hagadera, North Eastern province, Kenya. The time bomb exploded shortly before a police vehicle passed by; police believe that the vehicle, which was transporting officers based at the Hagadera refugee camp, was the intended target. There were no reports of casualties or damages resulting from the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near Hagadera

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police
Specific Description A police vehicle transporting officers based at the Hagadera refugee camp
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A time bomb planted at the roadside
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
Zaddock Angira, "Al-Shabaab Trying Hard to Hit Back," The Nation, November 6, 2011.