Incident Summary:

11/08/2014: Assailants attacked Raskamboni Movement and Jubaland Forces (JF) members on Kudhaa Island, Lower Juba region, Somalia. At least 91 people were killed in the ensuing clash. Two of the deceased civilians had publicly been executed. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in order to re-take control of Kudhaa Island.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Lower Juba


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kudhaa island area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Jubaland Forces (JF)
Specific Description Forces
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Raskamboni Movement
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 91 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 91
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 31
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"90 Killed as Al-Shabab Takes Somali Island," VOA News, November 10, 2014.
"Counterterrorism Digest: 9-10 November 2014," BBC Monitoring, November 10, 2014.
"Highlights: Somalia Daily Media Highlights 10 November 14," OSC Summary, November 7, 2014.