Incident Summary:

12/31/2013: Assailants attacked a wedding party in Suuqa Xoolaha area, Mogadishu city, Banaadir region, Somalia. No one was injured; however, music equipment was destroyed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspect the involvement of al-Shabaab.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Incident occurred in Suuqa Xoolaha area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Wedding Party
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Handgun
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
Pistols 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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Highlights: Somalia Daily Media Highlights 2 January 14," OSC Summary, January 1, 2014.
"Gunmen storm wedding party in Somalia's capital," BBC Monitoring Africa - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, January 1, 2014.
"SOCAFRICA: Al-Shabaab Incident Tracker, 29 Dec 2013 - 1 Jan 2014," SOCAFRICA, December 28, 2013.