Incident Summary:

12/23/2016: Assailants opened fire on a minibus in Daynunay, Bay, Somalia. At least seven people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed and six people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201612230013

When:
2016-12-23

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bay

City:
Daynunay

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Somali Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Minibus
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 reliable estimates are reported here.
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 7 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At least 7 people killed on minibus by Al-Shabaab in S Somalia," Xinhua General News Service, December 23, 2016."
"Somalia: Six Killed in Militant Ambush in South-Central Region," Baidoa Information Center, December 23, 2016."