Incident Summary:

12/28/2015: An explosive device detonated near a Somali National Army (SNA) convoy in Bardere, Gedo region, Somalia. At least seven soldiers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201512280001

When:
2015-12-28

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gedo

City:
Bardere

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Somali National Army (SNA)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Somalia
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 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Somalia: Landmine explosion wounds seven Federal Govt soldiers," Radio Garowe, December 29, 2015.
"At least three Somali soldiers wounded in roadside bomb," Shabeelle Media Network.net, December 28, 2015.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 28 December 2015," OSC Summary, December 29, 2015.