Incident Summary:

12/22/2015: An explosive device detonated near an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convoy in Yaaqshid neighborhood, Mogadishu city, Banaadir region, Somalia. The outcome of the attack is unknown. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201512220036

When:
2015-12-22

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Yaaqshid neighborhood.

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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A roadside remote-detonated explosive device 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) 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: Unknown)
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
"Roadside blast hits AU peacekeepers' convoy in Somali capital," Shabeelle Media Network.net, December 22, 2015.
"Somalia: Powerful Explosion Hits AU Vehicle in Mogadishu, 22 December," Universal TV Online, December 22, 2015.
"Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Said to Target Al-Shabaab Camps," Bloomberg, December 22, 2015.