Incident Summary:

11/20/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting Kenyan police officers in Mandera, Kenya. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201511200053

When:
2015-11-20

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mandera

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kenya Police Service (KPS)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A grenade planted under a tree was 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
Unknown 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
Sources
"Kenyan police escape unhurt as blast hits border region," Spy Ghana, November 20, 2015.