Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: A suicide bomber's explosives detonated prematurely in Kismaayo, Lower Juba, Somalia. The assailant was killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703130018

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lower Juba

City:
Kismayo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Calanley neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Highlights: Somalia Daily Media Highlights 14 March 2017," Summary, March 15, 2017."
"Highlights: Somalia Daily Media Highlights 13 March 2017," Summary, March 14, 2017."