Incident Summary:

12/19/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convoy outside of Afgoye, Lower Shebelle, Somalia. There were an unknown number of casualties in the blast. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512190018

When:
2015-12-19

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lower Shebelle

City:
Near Afgoye

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"IED attack targets AMISOM convoy in Somalia's Shabeellaha Hoose," Jane's Terrorism Watch Report, December 24, 2015.
"SOCAFRICA: Native Prospector East Africa VEO Tracker: 15 - 21 December 2015," SOCAFRICA, December 15, 2015.