Incident Summary:

02/03/2012: Two gunmen opened fire at the Jubba Hotel bar in Garissa town, North Eastern province, Kenya. Three people were killed and one wounded in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources suspected Al-Shabaab, as they had previously stated that two of the victims were wanted for fleeing Somalia.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Jubba Hotel
Specific Description Bar
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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 Sources conflict on why Al-Shabaab claimed to target the victims. While it is certain that the victims were wanted for fleeing Somalia, they may have done so for fear of being attacked.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen Kill Two - Wound Two in Garissa Town, Operations Underway," Shabelle Media Network, February 7, 2012.
"Shabaab Blamed for Garissa Deaths," The Nation, February 6, 2012.
"Suspected Somali Islamists said kill two refugees in northeastern Kenya,", February 5, 2012.