Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting a police checkpoint in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. Two police officers were killed and two officers were injured in the blast. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201611200022

When:
2016-11-20

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Xamar Weyne neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Somali Police Force (SPF)
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled 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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Xinhua: Two Police Officers Killed In Somali Capital Explosion," Xinhua, November 20, 2016.
"Heavy Explosion Rocks," Hiiraan Online, November 20, 2016.
"Somalia: Blast At Police Checkpoint in Mogadishu Kills Two," AllAfrica.com, November 20, 2016.