Incident Summary:

11/7/2011: Approximately 20 members of Al-Shabaab attacked a government vehicle near Liboi town, North Eastern province, Kenya. The vehicle was transporting KCPE exam papers at the time of the incident; a police escort exchanged fire with the assailants but there were no reports of injuries. The exam papers were delivered safely to Liboi.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near Liboi

Location Details:
A few kilometers outside of Liboi town, located on the border

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Exam papers
Specific Description KCPE papers being delivered to Liboi
Nationality of Target Kenya
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity A government car
Specific Description A government vehicle that was carrying exam papers to Liboi
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 20
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
Noor Ali, "Somali gunmen suspected of more attacks on Kenya," Reuters, November 8, 2011.
Stephen Astariko, "Al Shabaab Repulsed in Mandera," Nairobi Star, November 10, 2011.