Incident Summary:

11/24/2011: An unidentified assailant threw a grenade at a small business on Ngamia Road in Garissa, North Eastern province, Kenya. At least one person died in the attack and at least another four were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and specific motive is unknown; however, officials blame the attack on Al-Shabaab. This was one of two grenade attacks on public businesses in Garissa on the same evening.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Location Details:
On Ngamia Road

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity A small business
Specific Description A small business in Garissa
Nationality of Target Kenya
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the vicinity of the small business
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two Grenade Attacks Kill Five in Garissa," Somalia Report, November 24, 2011.
"Four killed in grenade attacks and landmine explosion in northern Kenya," Xinhua News Agency, November 24, 2011.