Incident Summary:

12/29/2013: A remote-controlled explosive device detonated targeting a convoy of Kenyan soldiers in Kismayo city, Lower Juba region, Somalia. At least two soldiers were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspect that Al-Shabaab was involved.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Lower Juba


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Afmadow neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
Specific Description Kenyan Patrol
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled, roadside mine was used in the attack.
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 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Landmine explosion kills two Kenyan peacekeepers in southern Somalia," Radio Shabeelle, December 30, 2013.
"SOCAFRICA: Al-Shabaab Incident Tracker, 29 Dec 2013 - 1 Jan 2014," SOCAFRICA, December 28, 2013.
"Somalia: Kismaayo Explosion Kills Seven Kenyan Soldiers 29 December," Calamada, December 29, 2013.