Incident Summary:

"09/12/2013: An explosives-laden vehicle targeted Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Madobe's convoy in Kismayo city, Lower Juba region, Somalia. Madobe, an interim Jubba Administration leader, was unharmed; however at least 20 civilians and security personnel were killed and 24 others were injured in the attack. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that Madobe was targeted because the group held him responsible for "bringing the enemy into the Muslim land."




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Lower Juba


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Juba Interim Administration (JIA)
Specific Description Leader: Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Madobe
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Somalia: UN, AU, Ethiopia Condemn Al-Shabaab Attack on Leader of Interim Jubba Administration," PANA Online, September 13, 2013."
"U.N. official condemns attack on Jubba administration leader," UPI, September 13, 2013."
"UN envoy condemns attack on leader of Somalia's Jubba,", September 12, 2013."