Incident Summary:

06/10/2015: Assailants attacked an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convoy in the outskirts of Burhakaba, Bay Region, Somalia. At least 40 assailants were killed and 60 others were injured in the attack. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Burhakaba

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 Ethiopian Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 40 Fatalities / 61 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 40
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 40
Total Number of Injured 61
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 60
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"Somalia's Al-Shabab claim victory in fighting with AU troops," Alldhacdo, June 11, 2015."