Incident Summary:

12/10/2015: Assailants abducted a soldier in Barire area, Lower Shebelle region, Somalia. The soldier was executed on December 24, 2015. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512220008

When:
2015-12-10

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lower Shebelle

City:
Barire

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Somali Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 14
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Somalia: Al Shabaab Publicly Executes Two Govt Officials(Shabelle)," AllAfrica.com, December 24, 2015.
"SOCAFRICA: Native Prospector East Africa VEO Tracker: 22 - 28 December 2015," SOCAFRICA, December 22, 2015.