Incident Summary:

12/4/2011: A car bomb exploded in Mogadishu, Mogadishu, Somalia about 50 meters from the recently re-opened Turkish Embassy. Police stopped a car to the question the driver. The driver then detonated explosives hidden/attached to the car killing two police officers and a civilian. At least eight other people were also injured. No claim of responsibility was reported, but it is believed that Al-Shabaab is responsible.

GTD ID:
201112040027

When:
2011-12-04

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: Police
Name of Entity Police
Specific Description Police Officers
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Somalia
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/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
Suicide car bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Mohamed Ahmed, "Suicide bomber strikes near Turkish embassy in Mogadishu," Reuters, December 6, 2011.