Incident Summary:

11/30/2011: An explosive device detonated in Dharkenley district in Mogadishu city, Benadir region, Somalia. The blast was targeting female street-sweepers in the area; at least four people were killed and another 39 were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and specific motive is unknown; however, officials attribute the attack to Al-Shabaab as part of their campaign to overthrow the government.

GTD ID:
201111300014

When:
2011-11-30

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Dharkeynley district in Mogadishu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Female street-sweepers and civilians in Dharkenley district
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
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb
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 4 Fatalities / 39 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 39
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"UPDATE 2-Eight killed in Mogadishu bombings," Reuters, November 30, 2011.