Incident Summary:

12/22/2016: An explosive device detonated at a garage in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. Three people were killed and four people were injured in the blast; the victims included security personnel and civilians. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201612220010

When:
2016-12-22

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Hodan 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 Officers
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 Minor (likely < $1 million)
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"3 Killed in Mogadishu Explosion," DailyMe.Com, December 22, 2016."
"Somalia: Bomb Blast Kills 3 in Mogadishu," Dhacdo.com, December 22, 2016."
"Somalia: At Least 3 People Killed in Mogadishu Blast," AllAfrica.com, December 23, 2016."