Incident Summary:

07/12/2013: Assailants threw a grenade at Barwaqo hotel in Mogadishu city, Banaadir region, Somalia. Two people were killed and ten others were injured in the explosion. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident, stating the incident was part of their Ramadan Offensive campaign.

GTD ID:
201307120011

When:
2013-07-12

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Barwaqo Hotel
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Two killed in Somali capital grenade attack: witnesses," Agence France Presse -- English, July 12, 2013."
"Al-Shabaab Boasts About Ramadan Rampage," AllAfrica.com, July 29, 2013."