Incident Summary:

12/26/2015: An explosive device detonated as it was being planted in El Wak, Mandera county, Kenya. At least one assailant was killed and another was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201512260012

When:
2015-12-26

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mandera

City:
El Wak

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine 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
Al-Shabaab No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"Kenya: One Al-Shabaab Militant Killed, Another Wounded in Own Bomb Outside Mandera Town," Universal TV Online, December 27, 2015.
"Kenya Bomb Explodes While Being Planted," News24, December 26, 2015.
"Shabaab terrorist killed by own bomb in northern Kenya 10 minutes ago in MyNews24," News24, December 26, 2015.