Incident Summary:

12/12/2011: Six people, including a high-ranking intelligence official, were wounded when a bomb went off underneath a car carrying intelligence officers in Wajir, North Eastern Province, Kenya. The car was taking part in a parade to mark Kenya's Independence Day. No claim of responsibility has been made, and the motive behind the attack is unclear.




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: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Security Intelligence Service
Specific Description District head of intelligence
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 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
Additional Information Also injured: The car's driver and four civilian bystanders. This was the third attack on Kenyan security forces in two days.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Boniface Bosire, "Blast wounds 6, including district intelligence chief, during Kenya Independence Day parade," Associated Press, December 12, 2011