Incident Summary:

11/7/2011: Members of Al-Shabaab attacked a police station near El Wak, North Eastern province, Kenya. A firefight ensued and a team of soldiers and police officers who were in the area joined the resident police in fighting the assailants. Two of the Al-Shabaab attackers were killed in the gun battle; there were no reports of casualties from the military or the police. The remaining assailants fled back to Somalia.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near El Wak

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police
Specific Description A police station near El Wak
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
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Noor Ali, "Somali gunmen suspected of more attacks on Kenya," Reuters, November 8, 2011.