Incident Summary:

02/28/2012: A military base was attacked outside Mandera town, North Eastern province, Kenya. One soldier and one assailant were killed. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, but sources suspected Al-Shabaab.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Eastern

Near Mandera

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Kenya Defense Forces (KDF)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two Killed in Mandera Attack Against Army," Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu), February 28, 2012.
"Somalia: Armed Group Stages Surprise Attack Inside Kenya; Al-Shabaab Suspected," DhacDooyinka Maanta, February 28, 2012.