Incident Summary:

12/11/2011: Police were targeted by a remote controlled bomb that exploded while they were resting under a tree. At least one officer was killed and three more wounded in the explosion. While no claim of responsibility was reported, it is suspected that Al-Shabaab is responsible.

GTD ID:
201112110037

When:
2011-12-11

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

City:
Mandera

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police Officers
Specific Description Police Officers
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
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 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
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.