Incident Summary:

12/31/2013: Assailants attacked Dayniile police station in Dayniile 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 attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Somali Police Force (SPF)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Somalia
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 Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Bazookas, AK-47s, and machine guns 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) 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 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: Government Forces Fight Off Militant Attack on Police Station in Mogadishu," Keydmedia, January 1, 2014.
"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.