Incident Summary:

11/26/2011: An explosive device detonated in the vicinity of a military base in Mogadishu, Benadir region, Somalia. One individual was killed and two civilians were injured; it is unclear whether the fatality was civilian or military. No group claimed responsibility and specific motive is unknown; however, officials blame the attack on Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201111290032

When:
2011-11-26

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military
Specific Description A military base in Mogadishu
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the vicinity of a military base in Mogadishu
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Explosions in Somali capital claim three," Shabelle Media Network, November 26, 2011.