Incident Summary:

12/25/2016: Assailants attacked a military outpost near Hudur, Bakool, Somalia. At least three soldiers were killed and 12 soldiers were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201612250055

When:
2016-12-25

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bakool

City:
Near Hudur

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Hudur.

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 Outpost
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Gulf of Aden Security Review - December 27, 2016," Critical Threats, December 27, 2016."