Incident Summary:

12/19/2015: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated near a market along Makkah Al-Mukkarramah road, Mogadishu city, Banaadir region, Somalia. At least three people were killed and eight people were injured in the blast. This was one of two coordinated attacks in the area on this day. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Makkah Al-Mukkarramah road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four Killed In Somali Shooting, Car Bombing: Police," AFP (World Service), December 19, 2015.
"Somali regional governor survives assassination attempt in Mogadishu," Hiiraan Online, December 20, 2015.
"Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility For Explosion in Mogadishu Killing Three, wounding Eight,", December 19, 2015.