Incident Summary:

11/15/2011: An explosive device detonated in the vicinity of an United Nations convoy that was traveling between Dadaab and Haghadera refugee camp in North Eastern province, Kenya. One of the security escort vehicles was damaged in the explosion and at least two of the private guards on board were injured. No group claimed responsibility and specific motive is unknown. Two suspects were arrested; they were refugees from Hagadera camp.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near Dadaab

Location Details:
Between Dadaab and Haghadera refugee camp

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations
Specific Description An United Nations convoy in North Eastern province
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police
Specific Description Police and security escorting the United Nations convoy
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Weapon Details
A remote triggered mine was used in the attack.
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 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two wounded in Kenya landmine blast," Agence France Presse, November 15, 2011.
Mike Pflanz, "Bombs target Kenya's aid workers," The Guardian, November 16, 2011.