Incident Summary:

12/19/2011: A police officer was killed and two more were injured when a roadside bomb detonated near the refugee camp in Dadaab, North Eastern Province, Kenya. The explosion tore the car that they were driving in two. No claim of responsibility was reported, but Al-Shabaab is suspected.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near Dadaab

Location Details:
Near the refugee camp

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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kenyan policeman killed in Dadaab blast near Somalia," BBC, December 19, 2011.