Incident Summary:

12/31/2013: Assailants attacked African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops stationed at Halane base in Huriwaa district, Mogadishu city, Banaadir region, Somalia. It is unknown if there were any casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attribute the attack to Al-Shabaab.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Incident occurred at Halane base in Huriwaa area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Rockets were 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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Somalia: Militants Attack AU Troops in Mogadishu,", December 31, 2013.
"Highlights: Somalia Daily Media Highlights 2 January 14," OSC Summary, January 1, 2014.
"SOCAFRICA: Al-Shabaab Incident Tracker, 29 Dec 2013 - 1 Jan 2014," SOCAFRICA, December 28, 2013.