Incident Summary:

12/11/2011: A military convoy was targeted by a buried explosive in Wajir in the North Eastern Province of Kenya. The explosion detonated when one of the vehicles drove over it. The vehicle was damaged and at least nine soldiers were wounded. No claim of responsibility was reported, but it is suspected that Al-Shabaab was responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military convoy
Specific Description Military convoy
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
No additional information available
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 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Issa Hussein, "Kenya: AP Killed, 9 Soldiers Injured in Landmine Explosions," The Nation, December 11, 2011.
Nor Ali, "Bombs in two Kenyan towns appear to target security forces," Reuters, December 11, 2011.