Incident Summary:

12/08/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting a Ugandan African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) convoy in Bulo Marer, Lower Shebelle, Somalia. Three soldiers were killed and two soldiers were injured in the blast. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612080013

When:
2016-12-08

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lower Shebelle

City:
Bulo Marer

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
Specific Description Ugandan Convoy
Nationality of Target International
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Somalia: AMISOM Convoy Targeted in Deadly Blast in Somalia," AllAfrica.com, December 9, 2016."
"Al-Shabaab attack AMISOM convoy in lower shabelle region," Radio Dalsan, December 8, 2016."
"Highlights: Somalia Daily Media Highlights 8 December 2016," Summary, December 9, 2016."