Incident Summary:

09/29/2016: An explosive device detonated at a market in Kaaraan neighborhood, Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. At least three people were killed and seven others were injured in the blast. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201609290001

When:
2016-09-29

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kaaraan neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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: Bomb blast in Mogadishu kills 3, wounds 7," Anadolu Ajansi, September 29, 2016."
"Mogadishu market blast kills three," Shabeelle Media Network.net, September 29, 2016."
"Bomb blast in Mogadishu kills 3, wounds 7," UAE NewsApp.com, September 29, 2016."