Incident Summary:

11/26/2016: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting President Hassan Sheikh Adan's convoy near a market in Afesyoni area, Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. Adan was not harmed; however, at least 30 people were killed and 43 people were injured in the blast. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Afesyoni area of Waberi neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Somalia
Specific Description Convoy of President: Hassan Sheikh Adan
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
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosives-laden vehicle 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities / 43 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 43
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bomb attack kills at least 10 in Somalia, injures 22," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 26, 2016."
"Car bomb attack hits Somalia's Mogadishu," Al Jazeera, November 26, 2016."
"Dozens Feared Dead In Mogadishu Car Bomb," AFP (World Service), November 26, 2016."