Incident Summary:

11/22/2011: Suspected members of Al-Shabaab ambushed a police patrol near Liboi town, North Eastern province, Kenya. The assailants began firing from both sides of the road, injuring at least three officers, one of which was in critical condition. There were no reported casualties. The specific motive behind the incident is unknown.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near Liboi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Abdi-Sugow, approximately five kilometres from Liboi town, at the Somalia border

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police
Specific Description A police patrol near Liboi town
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
Additional Information The officers were returning to Dadaab after bringing prisoners to court
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Warplanes strike Somali militant bases - residents," Reuters, November 23, 2011.
Zadock Angira, "Officer Injured in Liboi Gun Attack," The Nation, November 24, 2011.