Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: An explosive device planted in the car of Abdihamid Karazai detonated in Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. Karazai, a Universal TV editor, was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703120016

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Xamar Weyne neighborhood of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Universal TV
Specific Description Editor: Abdihamid Karazai
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 Vehicle
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Somali journalist critical after assassination attempt," CAJ News Africa, March 15, 2017."
"Highlights: Somalia Daily Media Highlights 10 - 12 March 2017," Summary, March 13, 2017."