Incident Summary:

11/24/2011: A Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) vehicle triggered an explosive device when it drove over it in Mandera, North Eastern province, Kenya. One soldier was killed and another twelve were injured in the explosion; the military truck was destroyed. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials believe that Al-Shabaab perpetrated the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
In northern Kenya, bordering on Somalia and Ethiopia

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Kenya Defense Forces
Specific Description A patrol of Kenya Defense Force troops
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
The device is believed to be a powerful landmine
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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Soldier killed, 12 injured as blast hits truck in northern Kenya," Xinhua News Agency, November 24, 2011.