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
"UN envoy condemns attack on leader of Somalia's Jubba,", September 12, 2013."
"U.N. official condemns attack on Jubba administration leader," UPI, September 13, 2013."
"Somalia: UN, AU, Ethiopia Condemn Al-Shabaab Attack on Leader of Interim Jubba Administration," PANA Online, September 13, 2013."