Incident Summary:

01/07/2016: Assailants attacked a Somali National Army (SNA) base in Goof Gaduud village, Bay region, Somalia. At least 10 soldiers and seven assailants were killed while 25 soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201601070023

When:
2016-01-07

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bay

City:
Goof Gaduud

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 Base
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Unknown
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) were 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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 17 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 7
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Somalia: Somalia - Al Shabaab Raids Army Base Near Baidoa, 10 Soldiers Dead," AllAfrica.com, January 8, 2016."
"Al-Shabab fighters attack Somali army base in Baay region," Shabeelle Media Network.net, January 7, 2016."
"Somalia: Al-Shabaab Militants Target Military Base Outside Provincial Capital," Hiiraan Online, January 7, 2016."